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.

City of Toronto

Clean Air Partnership


Environment Canada

  • 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

Pollution Probe

Ryerson University

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

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.
  • 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.

York University

Government of Ontario