Urban Resilience: What Role Can Business Improvement Areas Play In Increasing Climate Change and Extreme Weather Resilience In Cities?
thesisposted on 2021-05-25, 07:14 authored by Brodie Robert Michael Johnson
Climate change and extreme weather has caused significant damage to critical infrastructure of cities. This paper examines the unique role that Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) can play in increasing climate change and extreme weather resilience. This study was informed by a review of existing resilience initiatives undertaken in Toronto and Vancouver and a series of semi-structured interviews with City and BIA staff to understand the current opportunities and barriers to BIA involvement. A series of ten recommendations informed by research and interview analysis discusses how BIAs can become better equipped to partner with cities to increase climate change and extreme weather resilience.
DegreeMaster of Planning
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Central business districts -- Ontario -- TorontoCentral business districts -- British Columbia -- VancouverClimatic changes -- Ontario -- TorontoClimatic changes -- British Columbia -- VancouverClimate change mitigation -- Ontario -- TorontoClimate change mitigation -- British Columbia -- VancouverSustainable development -- Ontario -- TorontoSustainable development -- British Columbia -- VancouverCity planning districts -- Ontario -- TorontoCity planning districts -- British Columbia -- Vancouver