Resources and Tools
Collectively, TUCCN members have access to a wide variety of resources and tools and an excellent opportunity to connect to other researchers and experts regarding implementing findings and test pilots, sharing information and brainstorming, promoting innovation and minimizing duplication, and filling in knowledge gaps. Regular forums both live and on-line, workshops, seminars, summits, are all part of the TUCCN Community in Practice, introducing members to varying tools and information to which they may not have had access. For example, one workshop included the running of the "Delphi Technique" which consisted of identifying potential biophysical, social and economic impacts associated with approx. five main severe weather scenarios.
The following is a list of our members’ publications representing research, information, event summaries, presentations, proceedings, reference links, and more.
Clean Air Partnership
- Developing a Geospatial Decision Support System to Address Extreme Heat and the Urban Heat Island Effect in the Greater Toronto Area, April 28, 2008. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/User_Needs_Assessment.pdf
- A Scan of Municipal Heat/Health Watch Warning Systems and Hot Weather Response Plans, September 7, 2007. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/heat_report.pdf
- Cities Preparing for Climate Change, May 2007. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/cities_climate_change.pdf
- Climate Change Adaptation Options for Toronto’s Urban Forest, 2007. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/climate_change_adaptation.pdf
- Time To Tackle Toronto's Warming, 2007. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/time_to_tackle_toronto_warming.pdf
- Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business, February 2009. http://www.cleanairpartnership.org/pdf/Bike%20Lanes,%20Parking%20and%20Business%20-%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf
- Auld, H, 2008. Adaptation by Design: The Impact of Changing Climate on Infrastructure. Journal of Public Works and Infrastructure; 1 (3), May 2008. pp. 276-288.
- Auld, H. and D. MacIver, 2005. Cities and Communities: The Changing Climate and Increasing Vulnerability of Infrastructure. Occasional Paper No. 3, Adaptation and Impacts Research Group, Environment Canada. 28p.
- Bass, B. 2004a. Characterizing adaptable systems: moving from simulation models to adaptation policy. In A. Fenech, D. MacIver, H. Auld, B. Rong and Y.Y. Yin (eds), Climate Change: Building the Adaptive Capacity, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario, p.136-152.
- Bizikova, L., Robinson J. and S. Cohen, 2007. Linking climate change and sustainable development at the local level. Editorial. Climate Policy 7, 4: 271 - 277.
- Burton, I., 2006. Adapt and Thrive: Options for reducing the Climate-Change Adaptation Deficit. Policy Options 27:1, 33-38.
- Burton, I., 2004. Climate Change and the Adaptation Deficit. In Fenech, A., MacIver, D., Auld, H., Bing Rong, R., and Y. Yin Eds., Building the Adaptive Capacity. Toronto, ON: Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada. Also, Adaptation and Impacts Research Group Occasional Paper No. 1. Toronto, ON: Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada.
- Fenech, A., D. MacIver, H. Auld, B. Rong and Y.Y. Yin (eds). 2004. Climate Change: Building the Adaptive Capacity. Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario. 426p.
- MacLellan, J.I. and A. Fenech. 2007. Integrated adaptation modeling of climate change: A municipal case study in Ontario, Canada. in Issues in Global Water System Research: Global Assessments: Bridging Scales and Linking to Policy. University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, USA: The Global Water System Project, Bonn, Germany.
- Mirza, M.M.Q., H. Auld and B. Bass, 2009. Climate Change and the Canadian Energy Sector (manuscript under preparation; contract signed with Springer Inc, New York; estimated publication date: September, 2009).
- Piggott, A., B. Mills and S. Moin. 2005. Groundwater and climate change: impacts and adaptation in southern Ontario. Civil Engineering Magazine 22(3): 14-17.
- Schwartz, R., P. Deadman, D. Scott and L. Mortsch. 2004. GIS modelling of climate change impacts on a Great Lakes shoreline community. Journal of American Water Resources Association 40(3): 647-662.
- Van Aalst, M.K., Cannon, T., and I., Burton, 2008. Community level adaptation to climate change: The potential role of participatory community risk assessment Global Environmental Change 18: 1, p. 165-179.
- Yin, Y.Y. 2004. “Methods to link climate impacts and regional sustainability” J. of Environmental Informatics 2(1): 1-10.
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
- Murphy, Brenda, Leanna Falkiner, Gordon McBean, Holly Dolan, and Paul Kovacs, July 2005. Enhancing local level emergency management: The influence of disaster experience and the role of households and neighbourhoods
- Andrey, Jean, Michael Christie, Sarah Michaels, Dan Unrau, Brian Mills, June 2005. Toward a National Assessment of the Travel Risks Associated with Inclement Weather
- Andrey, Jean and Brian Mills, July 2003. Collisions, Casualties, and Costs: Weathering the elements on Canadian Roads
- July 2003. Earthquake planning for business. Emergency Preparedness for Industry & Commerce Council
- Falkiner, Leanna, March 2003. Inventory of Disaster Management Education in Major Canadian Universities
- McBean, Gordon and Dan Henstra, March 2003. Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Cities
Shrubsole, Dan, Greg Brooks, Robert Halliday, Emdad Haque Ashij Kumar, Jacinthe Lacroix, Harun Rasid, Jean Rousselle, and Slobodan Simonovic, January 2003. An Assessment of Flood Risk Management in Canada
- Allouche, E.N. and P. Freure, April 2002. Management and maintenance practices of storm and sanitary sewers in Canadian Municipalities
- Ross, Angus, June 2000. Reflections on the future: Climate change and its impacts on the insurance industry
- Bruce, James, Ian Burton, and Mark Egener, May 1999.
Disaster mitigation and preparedness in a changing climate
Mesures d'attenuation des catastrophes et protection civile
- Low Carbon Fuel Standards for Canada, March 2009.
- Chiotti, Q. and Lavender B, 2008. Ontario; in From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2007. edited by D.S. Lemmen, F.J. Warren, J. Lacroix and E. Bush; Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON. P. 227-274.
- A Guide to Climate Change for Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises, October 2006.
- Mainstreaming Climate Change in Drinking Water Source Protection Planning in Ontario, March 2006.
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards for Canada, September 2005.
- Green Power Vision and Strategy for Canada, September 2004.
- Primer on Climate Change and Human Health, April 2004.
- The Primer on the Technologies of Renewable Energy, September 2003.
- Towards an Adaptation Action Plan: Climate Change and Health in the Toronto-Niagara Region, October 2002. http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Reports/adaptation.pdf
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Moving Toward the Living City, February 2006. http://www.trca.on.ca/Website/TRCA/Graphics.nsf/Graphics/trca__corporate_info__trca_strategic_plan_summary_pdf/$file/TRCA_Strategic_Plan_Summary.pdf
- Climate Change and Watershed Management (Proceedings of a Symposium), 1999.
- Workshop on the Integration of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation into Municipal Policy and Programs (Draft Meeting Notes), 2006.
- Integration of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation into Municipal Policy and Programs (Delegate Package - Risk Assessment Workbook), November 3, 2005.
- Peak Oil-Regional Impacts and the Role of Toronto and Region Conservation (Research Circle #1), October 19, 2006. http://www.trca.on.ca/Website/TRCA/Graphics.nsf/Graphics/climate_change_resources_reports/$file/PeakOil-RegionalImpacts_theRole_of_Toronto_and_RegionConservationReseasrchCircle1.pdf
- Integration of Climate Change Into Watershed Management (from proceedings of CWRA Ontario Water Conference 2000, Challenges and Solutions), April 26-27, 2000. http://www.trca.on.ca/Website/TRCA/Graphics.nsf/Graphics/climate_change_resources_reports/$file/Integration_of_ClimateChange_full%20paper.pdf
University of Toronto
- Conway, T. M. and J. Hackworth. 2007. Urban pattern and land cover variation. The Canadian Geographer 51(1): 43-57.
- Conway, T. M. and L. Urbani. 2007.Variations in municipal urban forestry policies: a case study of Toronto, Canada. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 6(3): 181-192.
- Gagnon, A. S. and W. A. Gough. 2005. Climate change scenarios for the Hudson Bay region: an intermodel comparison. Climatic Change 69: 269-297.
- Gough, W. A. 2005. Geophysical inertia and implications for long range forecasting in Hudson Bay, Canada. Journal of Central China Normal University, Natural Sciences 39(1): 131-135 (invited paper).
- Gough, W. A., Gagnon, A. S. and H. P. Lau. 2004. Interannual variability of Hudson Bay ice thickness. Polar Geography 28(3): 222-238.
- Gough, W. A. 2004. Hydrological research in Hudson Bay, Canada. Chang’an University Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment 26(4): 41-45 (invited paper).
- Fung, F. and T. M. Conway. 2007. Greenbelts as an environmental planning tool: a case study of southern Ontario, Canada. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 9(2).
- Kesik, Ted and Anne Miller, 2008. Toronto Green Development Standard Cost-Benefit Study. http://kesik.daniels.utoronto.ca/files_kesik/TGDS_CB-Study_Oct2008.pdf
- Wakefield, S., C. Taron, F. Yeudall, J. Reynolds, and A. Skinner. 2007. Growing urban health: Community gardening in southeast Toronto. Health Promotion International 22(2): 92-101.