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Published on April 22, 2008

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Slide1:  Ann Duffy VP Sustainable Development My Premise::  My Premise: Careers in municipal government are careers in “Sustainable Development” Cities, like living organisms, are systems-based planning and management is more integrated Canadian solutions are diverse and best practices emerging As Individuals within Towns and Cities:  As Individuals within Towns and Cities We have opportunities: Take action from own sphere of influence Exercise aspirations and interests: economic, ecological, social, political and cultural! Council Planning Departments Utilities Community Services Procurement Transportation … My Talk Today:  My Talk Today Offer a lens to consider YOU and YOUR organization’s sphere of influence, present and future Provide practical examples over the past two years to mark progress including some FCM – CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award Winners CH2M HILL Who We Are:  CH2M HILL Who We Are Company name derived from the founders’ names: Holly Cornell, Jim Howland, Burke Hayes, Fred Merryfield, and Clair Hill Full-service project delivery We can take any environment or infrastructure - or facility project - from concept to concrete, objective to operation 59 years in business as CH2M HILL (86 years in Canada) 100% employee-owned > 200 permanent offices worldwide > 15,000 professional staff worldwide, 600 in Canada > $3.1B in 2004 revenues CH2M HILL Who We Are:  CH2M HILL Who We Are “Responsible Solutions for a Sustainable Future®” Corporate Sustainability Policy endorsed by the Board of Directors Corporate Sustainability Report on triple-bottom-line performance ISO 14001 EMS for North American office facilities Enterprise-wide Sustainable Solutions expertise Member of WBCSD, FCM, UBCM, EPA’s Climate Leaders Program… Sponsor of the FCM CH2MHILL Sustainable Community Awards Common Challenges Facing Municipalities:  Common Challenges Facing Municipalities Socially…. Crime Education Health and well-being Cultural resources Population growth and aging Political timelines vs. planning and development timelines Common Challenges Facing Municipalities:  Common Challenges Facing Municipalities Economically…. Financial accountability Economy Swings Employment Provision of effective basic services and infrastructure Taxation Local Autonomy Common Challenges Facing Municipalities:  Common Challenges Facing Municipalities Environmentally… Urbanization Water quality Climate change Natural disasters Conservation Strategic vs. Defensive Enterprise Approach:  Strategic vs. Defensive Enterprise Approach Decline in Living Systems Consequences Governments, standards, regulations Competition, prices, shortages, insurance Constrained natural resources Defensive Enterprise Employee recruiting, retention Community expectations and relations Strategic Enterprise Time Population and Demand (Population x Affluence) Vision for the Future:  Vision for the Future Strong economy Efficient social services Clean air, land, and water Livable cities Engaged citizens Effective transportation Cultural growth Transparency Accessibility Equality Diversity Innovation Sustainable Community = Meeting the Challenge by Integration:  Meeting the Challenge by Integration Municipalities deal with complex and inter-related issues Integrated thinking and solutions are critical Sustainability is the integration of many elements, each of which on their own is a ‘necessary’ but not a ‘sufficient’ condition Sustainability?:  Sustainability? Part of the global and economic lexicon A shared value system A focal point for any given venture to work within An adaptable process to realize a global, regional, or local benefit for nature and humanity “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” Sustainability Value Lens:  Sustainability Value Lens Hart and Milstein, 2003 “Creating Sustainable Value” INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement Sustainability Value Lens:  2020 Sustainability Value Lens 2006 EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom Sustainability Value Lens:  Sustainability Value Lens Hart and Milstein, 2003 “Creating Sustainable Value” INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement Internal Today:  Internal Today Environmental Management Systems Environmental Management Plans Pollution Prevention Plans Key drivers: Improved performance and operations Due diligence/legal compliance Environmental policy/responsibility Reduce risk/liability Early adopters: Water, wastewater and waste management departments New developments: Emergency Response & Resiliency Plans Four Outcomes of an EMS:  Four Outcomes of an EMS Result Municipal EMS Activity in Canada:  Municipal EMS Activity in Canada Calgary (ALL) Banff (ALL) Whistler Halton Region (WWW) Hamilton (CORP, FAC, FL, PLAN, SW, TRANS, WWW ) Durham Region (WWW) Halifax (WWW) Kamloops (SW, WWW) Waterloo Region (SW) (WWW in Progress) York Region (WWW) Quebec City (WWW) Montreal (SW) Sault St. Marie (WWW) Winnipeg (WWW) Delta Edmonton (WWW) Saskatoon Ottawa (SW, WWW) London (WWW) Toronto (WWW planning, SW, FL part implemented. Transit mostly done) Peel Region (WWW) City of Waterloo Collingwood (WWW) Niagara Region Barrie Notes: 1. A 2205 Ontario law requires a basic management system approach for all municipal water supply utilities. 2. Approximately 100 municipalities in U.S.A. are active with EMS. Kingston Vancouver Region (WWW) Red Deer Lethbridge Medicine Hat EMS Status = Registered to ISO 14001 (9) = In Progress (10) = Planning Stage - no area of implementation identified (11) Area of Implementation ALL = City-wide CORP = Corporate FAC = Facilities FL = Fleet PLAN = Planning SW = Solid Waste TRANS = Transit WWW = Water/wastewater Internal Today:  Internal Today Project: Guelph, Ontario’s 1994 “Green Plan” grows to a Sustainable Community Plan Continual improvement leads to: 14 percent increase in municipal waste diversion 10.6 percent decrease in per capita wastewater generation 25 percent rise in transit ridership Meeting or exceeding GHG reduction targets Sustainability Value Lens:  Sustainability Value Lens INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement External/Today:  External/Today What gets measured gets managed Systematically track progress Shared input on metrics/verification of results Project: City of Calgary Sustainability Report with triple-bottom line indicators Project: City of Seattle Balanced Score Card on sustainability performance Sustainability Value Lens:  Sustainability Value Lens INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation, Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Climate SMART A planning partnership between all levels of government and the private sector Addresses the impacts of climate change Includes emissions inventories, models, plans, and campaigns. First of its kind at the municipal level Others: City of Barrie and other FCM Partners for Climate Protection Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: City of Kamloops Water Treatment Facility Opened in February 2005 at a cost of $48.5 million Largest membrane treatment facility in North America First LEED Silver certified water treatment facility 43% more efficient than National Energy Code for Buildings Includes “Centre for Safe Water Excellence” UBC’s Kamloops campus and two-year Water Treatment Technology associated degree program Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: “Ride the Wind” Renewable Energy Transit Initiative: City of Calgary 100% emissions free transit system ENMAX Energy Corporation and Vision Quest Wind-generated electricity CO2 emissions reduced by 26,000 tonnes every year Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: City of North Vancouver; District Heating Planning for 3 million sq.ft. new development over 10 years Five district “mini-plants” replace large central boiler 95% efficient Adaptable to fuel cell technology Partially funded through Federal Green Municipal Fund Others: Town of Markham and Markham District Heating Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: Landfill Gas Power, Waterloo Region Working in partnership with Toromont Energy and Ontario Hydro Collects gas to produce electricity Reduces odours to eliminate methane releases Supplies gas to the electrical generating station in exchange for a royalty of ~$500K/yr. No financial cost or risk City of Vancouver Landfill Gas to Energy; City of Kelowna Landfill Gas to Energy Internal Today / Tomorrow:  Internal Today / Tomorrow Project: Newcastle, UK goes Carbon Neutral Campaign launched in 2002 Now the worlds first “carbon-neutral” town In partnership local companies and organizations GHG Reduction and Offset investments Others: Rolling Stones, Conferences, VanCity Credit Union, TransAlta, VANOC 2010 Winter Olympic Games… www.theclimategroup.org Internal Tomorrow:  Internal Tomorrow Project: Sandy Springs, Georgia outsources comprehensive municipal services for CH2M HILL-OMI Community of 90,000 near Atlanta After a 35-year struggle to become a city, 94% approved a referendum in June 2005 in favour of city-hood, now Georgia's seventh largest city Striving to create the most efficient, responsive, and cost-effective city possible Governor's Commission outsource all municipal services except police, fire, and 911 emergency call services CH2M HILL-OMI manages public works, transportation, parks and recreation, and planning and zoning Award: 2005 Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) Achievement Awards; Honorable Mention Sustainability Value Lens:  Sustainability Value Lens INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement External/Tomorrow:  External/Tomorrow Project: Tillsonburg, Ontario: Introduction of Broadband Internet Connectivity After first year of implementation: Cost benefit of $873,162 $100,000 in new revenues 58% increase in customer service hours No new taxes 89% of residents 80% of businesses believe Tillsonburg is a better place to live Others: Teleworking Programs; beginning in Canada; changes view of sourcing professional resources, transportation demand, office footprint reduction External Tomorrow:  External Tomorrow Project: Asian Tsunami, CH2M HILL Emergency Response Partnered with GE to provide mobile water treatment operating services and training of local staff Participated in water and sanitation planning and coordination effort through UNICEF External Tomorrow:  External Tomorrow Project: Asian Tsunami, CH2M HILL Emergency Response Produced and distributed water 18 hours per day Trained local operators for long-term O&M Provided toys and water to orphanages All pro bono! $600,000 of company money External Tomorrow:  External Tomorrow Project: Hurricane Katrina, CH2M HILL Emergency Response Working with FEMA, Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Establishing 1,300 temporary housing trailers and 300 schools and municipal buildings Assessing damage to Superfund sites Providing 122 quality assurance inspectors for debris removal and temporary roofing External Tomorrow:  External Tomorrow Establishing remediation cost estimates Repairing damage to roads, seawalls and sand dunes Building communication networks for emergency management facilities Hurricane Katrina: CH2M HILL Emergency Response All Integrated:  All Integrated INTERNAL TOMORROW Innovation and Repositioning Clean Technologies Creative Destruction EXTERNAL TOMORROW Growth Path Trajectory Meet Unmet Needs Raise the Bottom INTERNAL TODAY Cost and Risk Reduction Footprint Reduction Resource Productivity EXTERNAL TODAY Reputation and Legitimacy Right to Operate Stakeholder Engagement Hart and Milstein, 2003 “Creating Sustainable Value” Internal Tomorrow/All Integrated:  Internal Tomorrow/All Integrated Project: Burnaby Mountain Community, BC Stormwater Management Plan Integrated stormwater management plan with transportation and site design Source control on individual sites integrated with the landscape design Source control and infiltration on the road system to promote runoff volume reduction Stormwater quality and quantity control Riparian corridor management Monitoring and reporting on performance All Integrated:  All Integrated Town of Markham: Sustainable Community Planning Created the “Performance Measures Document” Introduced into the town's Official Plan in the spring of 2003 Determined that all new development proposals must meet sustainable performance measures Prepared in consultation with the public All Integrated:  All Integrated Project: City of Toronto, Sustainable planning framework Redevelopment of more than 1,000 acres Former industrial lands impacted by historical uses VALUE: Return land to productive use and revitalize this area of Toronto SUSTAINABLE COMPONENTS: Bolsters planning policies, complements master development schemes, and provides guidance for development proposals Provides sustainability framework with goals, objectives, targets, actions for a variety of media (i.e. water, transportation, soil, etc.) Toronto:  Toronto All Integrated:  All Integrated Project: Cities PLUS Vancouver Region 100-year sustainability plan Two years, 500 experts, 20+ Canadian municipalities Awarded Grand Prix at the international Sustainable Urban Systems Design competition in Tokyo, June 2003 Lives on within GVRD’s Sustainable Region Initiative 30+ Network attracts domestic and international cities for showcasing at UN WUF June 2006 All Integrated:  All Integrated Project: Resort Municipality of Whistler, BC “Whistler 2020” Built on “The Natural Step” Framework Alignment of stakeholders through a common language and shared vision of success for sustainability in the community Caps hospitality growth & addresses employment and housing for locals and transient workforce Features specifications for future plans, expansions and upgrades 2005: Whistler wins “Planning for the Future” category of the International Awards for Livable Communities 2005 La Coruna, Spain Others: Town of Canmore, City of Halifax All Integrated:  All Integrated Project: City of Calgary, Alberta, “Imagine Calgary” 100-Year Plan Visioning: A long-range vision of a sustainable Calgary that captures the values of today's citizens and inspires action Strategies and Targets: 30-year strategies and targets developed through systems based methodology Legacy: A strategy that achieves widespread community ownership of, and action toward, the ImagineCALGARY vision and strategies Imagine Sustainability through Public Art:  Imagine Sustainability through Public Art Project: City of Calgary, Utilities and Environmental Protection Department (UEP) Public Art Master Plan CH2M HILL with VIA Partnership, Cliff Garten Studio Public Art as a vehicle to express key services and programs of the UEP – funded through capital projects of the UEP Unique approach sustainability education and environmental stewardship Bow and Elbow Rivers as focal points for project Watershed as an essential component of the City Potential future integration:  Potential future integration With current major Urban Design initiatives: Centre City and Beltline Planning Science Centre –Nose Creek Eau Claire Market Master Planning Pine Creek WWTP UEP Water Centre Memorial Drive – “Landscape of Memory” Calgary Parks Legacy Project for Imagine Calgary Progress toward Integration:  Progress toward Integration Engage at community and strategic level Take broad and long-term perspective Focus on vision and flexibility Internal Today Build on risk reduction programs, continual improvement External Today Build on governance, stakeholder engagement, legitimacy Accountability, tracking, reporting External Today Invest and partner on new and break-through innovations to support step changes External Tomorrow tap into community, volunteer, internal capacity for local/global community prosperity and meeting basic needs new market development Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt :  Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt "The perfect scale for the creation of socially and ecologically sustainable role models … is at the municipality level – close to people as it is... Municipalities hold the key to a sustainable world in their hands.“ The Natural Step Founder Slide49:  Thank You Ann Duffy ann.duffy@ch2m.com Vancouver

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