As an increasing number of people move from rural to urban environments, human civilization must adapt. As part of their Orange Chair Series Research2Reality (R2R) sat down with Geography and Environmental Management professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, Sarah Burch to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing sustainable cities of the future.
Is Toronto ready for climate change? ...Are Canadian Homeowners?
Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation Director Blair Feltmate spoke to CBC Radio and CBC Metro Morning about the risks of climate change and flooding in Toronto - and in particular it's effect on insurance and the housing market.
Then, an internal poll by Public Safety Canada revealed that 40% of Canadians believe the federal government will bail them out in the event of an overland flood. Not necessarily so, Feltmate told CBC News. Some homeowners may find themselves without the help they assumed would be available.
This academic year, the Faculty of Environment was pleased to award the Dean of Environment’s Scholarship for Excellence to four very deserving incoming first-year students to acknowledge their outstanding work both in the classrooms and through their extra curricular activities.