Images from the Conference

Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
Planning the New North
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Planning the New North
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Planning the New North
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Planning the New North
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
singing at the Gala
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan

Lesley Cabott, MCIP, RPP is a Professional Planner with over twenty-five years of experience working with communities, governments, first nations, businesses, utilities and non-government organizations planning for sustainable futures across the north.  Lesley began her planning career working with the Inuvialuit in Tuktoyaktyuk as they were transitioning from a traditional economy to a wage earning economy in the late 1980's. 

In 2009 and 2010 she carried out research for the Yukon Research Institute and International Polar Year, which examined planning for resilient and sustainable communities in the North. Lesley recently completed a review of regional planning across Canada with the lens of regional planning for success.


Break-out Session 3: The Future - New Plans for the New North - Planning for Success

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   11:00 – 12:30

Lesley Cabott --  Senior Planner at Stantec, MA., MCIP., RPP