Brampton Creating Sustainable Neighbourhoods

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Implementing a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for Bramalea.

BRAMPTON: Brampton City Council has approved the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for the K, E and F sections of Bramalea.

Bramalea SNAP recommends a series of actions for the K, E and F sections that aim to create a connected system of Eco Spaces and green infrastructure, a safe and active transportation network, a healthy local food system with community and private gardens, home and building efficiency, greening initiatives for commercial and institutional properties, and community resilience.

SNAPs advance the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP).

The CEERP creates a roadmap that will improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create economic advantage, ensure energy security, and increase Brampton’s resilience to climate change.

The Sustainable Neighbourhood Action is an innovative, collaborative model for sustainable urban renewal and climate action that focuses on the neighbourhood scale.

Guided by a customized Action Plan for the selected neighbourhood, the program aligns municipal sustainability priorities with community needs, identifies integrated retrofit solutions, and fosters partnerships between public agencies, community organizations, businesses, and residents.

The area is home to more than 13,600 people living in a variety of housing. Pics: City of Brampton

As a result, SNAPs help deliver program efficiencies, empower residents, and showcase innovation.

Initially developed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), there are over a dozen SNAPs across Ontario, with three now located in Brampton – Bramalea SNAP, County Court SNAP and Fletchers Creek SNAP.

Mayor Patrick Brown said: “Brampton is a Green City, creating more sustainable neighborhoods to make a real impact on climate change, and encourage a greener lifestyle for its residents. We are working with our partners at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Region of Peel and the Healthy Communities Initiative to create sustainable change in the K, E and F sections of Bramalea through the Bramalea SNAP.”

The popular Earnscliff Park in Bramalea.

Paul Vicente, Chair, Public Works and Engineering; Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, City of Brampton, said: “The Bramalea SNAP advances our Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan to reduce our contributions to global climate change and build a better future. We are on a journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050.”

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