Applying an Equity Lens

Project Title: Applying an Equity Lens to the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Response Plan
Client: Department of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Students: Schyler Edmundson, Shivangi Khanna, Alexandra Martin, Nikki Wirawen, Sean Wu, Yi Yang
Faculty Lead: George Hoberg
Fieldwork Location: Virtual – Vancouver
Year: 2019-20

About the Project: Understanding how low-income Vancouver seniors are particularly vulnerable to ambitious municipal climate policies, as well as how policy instruments can mitigate potentially disproportionate impacts on this equity-seeking group. The output of this project was a report for the City of Vancouver to use when further developing their Climate Emergency Response Plan.

Key Words: Climate Change, Equity, Governance