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During fall 2011, CNHR and its partners will host three separate events to complete a draft risk-based land-use guide for southwest British Columbia municipalities.

Technical Workshop

On September 28, 2011, several technical experts are invited to review the existing draft guide and recommend how to make the guide relevant, practical and useable.

Land-use Decision Simulation Exercise

(change posted May 18, 2012)
The decision simulation exercise planned for Friday November 8, 2011, will be held May 24, 2012. The exercise will be hosted at the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Simulation Laboratory to evaluate the efficacy of the guide for real life land-use decision scenarios for municipalities of the lower mainland of British Columbia and to learn from your colleagues. Municipal staff and academics dealing with land-use decisions are encouraged to contact Bert Struik to participate. The registration limit is 32, because of the simulation centre size. .

Land-use Guide Workshop

On Thursday December 8, 2011, an open workshop will provide participants the opportunity to evaluate the draft land-use guide. A broad range of stake-holders in reducing disasters through risk-based land-use decisions are encouraged to participate. The registration limit is 80. Knowledge shared at these events will be used to further develop the draft land-use guide to reduce risk from disasters. The guide will be web-based, accessible for improvement and available in 2012.

The website information is available as a downloadable circular: download as pdf format.