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Workshop 3 – Barriers to Sustainable Communities

Workshop #3 explored examples of barriers to achieving sustainable communities.

The workbook for workshop #3 consisted of readings and examples of actual and conceptual sustainable communities including QUEST, excerpts from the Development of the Community Energy Solutions Roadmap and Mont-Saint Hilaire in Québec.

Workshop #3 took place on April 14, 2009 with approximately a dozen participants who included a former provincial premier, a former senior policy adviser to the Canadian prime minister and a city councillor, as well as other environmental and government decision-making experts. It reviewed some of the major obstacles to establishing a sustainable community, including legal, financial, regulatory, and most importantly, leadership and coordination gaps and barriers.

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