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The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Enhancing climate resilience of Subdivision and Development Servicing (SDS) Bylaws in the Columbia Basin: A guidance document

Columbia Basin Trust
Published: 2013
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This document was designed to assist communities in the Columbia Basin in updating their subdivision and development servicing (SDS) bylaws to increase their resilience to a range of climate change impacts.  The guide first outlines the context and provides an overview of potential climate impacts for the region, and also outlines the legal requirements and financing considerations of SDS bylaws. Designed to be paired with the model subdivision and development services bylaw, the guide then walks through each bylaw section, outlining the purpose for each, as well as important considerations and pertinent examples. The guide closes with acknowledgement of the role of adaptive capacity in overall community resilience, and summarizes key considerations in implementing one’s own bylaw.
Subject Areas:
  • Climate Change
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Land Use
  • Stormwater/Rainwater
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Development Permit Area
  • Official Community Plan
  • Regional Growth Strategy
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Zoning Bylaw
  • Background Information
  • Case Studies
  • Legislation
  • Sample Bylaw Language
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