Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2015 Parks Conference Papers

Parks, Landscapes & Open Spaces - Connections

 

Papers from the 2015 Parks Forum
Hosted by the
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Canmore,  March 12 - 14, 2015

A Systems Approach to Park Planning

Co-Presenters:  Robin Schmidt and Heather Lazaruk A part of Alberta Parks’ vision is to connect people with nature through...

Alberta’s Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

Alberta’s climate is changing. By the end of the century, average temperatures are projected to increase by 2-4°C, accompanied by...

Alternative Procurement: Spruce Grove's Experience with Best Value - PechaKucha presentation

This PechaKucha presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each slide to present an innovation) looks at major projects in Spruce Grove,...

Building a Connected Parks and Open Space System

Co-Presenters: Geoff Smith and Leslie McWeeny This presentation looks at how Edmonton is experiencing transformation change, not only at...

Disaster Recovery and Mitigation from a Parks Perspective - Panel Presentation

Panel Presentations: Doug Marter of the City of Calgary, and Fortis Alberta This panel session explores the ever increasing need for...

Engaging Newcomers to Alberta with Our Park Systems

Cultural Diversity Panel (Municipal, Provincial and Federal): Panel of Speakers from Parks Canada, Alberta Parks and Municipal...

Environment Canada Funding Programs - PechaKucha presentation

This PechaKucha presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each slide to present an innovation) looks at the following: EcoAction Community...

Eyes on the Future: Implementing an Urban Forest Management Plan / Tree Inventory and Open Data

Co-Presenters: Sherry Boerefyn and Jeanette Wheeler These presentations present an overview of some of the City of Edmonton's...

Global Perspectives on Measuring Park Visitation

Measurement and reporting of use levels of parks and recreation programs and facilities is afundamental management activity. This...

Health and Well-Being Benefits of Alberta’s Protected Areas

Co-Presenters: C. Lemieux, G. Hvenegaard, J. Gould, S. Doherty, P. Eagles, M. Groulx and L. Nisbet Human dependence on nature goes beyond...

How Can Park Agencies Use Social Media More Effectively: A Review of Current North America Practices

Co-Presenters: Elizabeth Halpenny and Clara Jane Blye Park agencies have increasingly embraced social media for communications, education...

If You Build It, Will They Come? Community Use and Perceptions of “Active Parks”

To provide greater access to exercise facilities in communities, many municipalities have created“active parks” with outdoor adult exercise...

International Environmental Scan of Park Asset Management Practices

Co-Presenters:  Eugene Stansfield and Scott Jones This presentation discusses a research study into park asset management best...

Making Connections with Urban Poling - PechaKucha presentation

This PechaKucha presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each slide to present an innovation) looks at various aspects of urban poling, "a...

Overview and Impact of Dryland and Aquatics Species in Alberta (Two presentations)

Co-Presenters: Megan Evans and Kate Wilson These sessions look at the ecological and economic impacts of both dryland and aquatic invasive...

Parks Accessibility Study - PechaKucha presentation

This PechaKucha presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each slide to present an innovation) looks at various aspects of a Park Accessibility...

The Beaver Hills Biosphere Making Connections: People to Place – Local to Global

Co-Presenters: Dr. Guy Swinnerton, Jocelyn Thrasher-Haug and Glen Lawrence The Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) was established in 2002 in...

The Promise of Sydney: How Can Alberta Be a Leader in Implementing the Outcomes of the 2014 World Parks Congress

Co-Presenters: Steve Donelon, Alberta Parks; Elizabeth Halpenny, University of Alberta; Glen Hvenegaard, University of Alberta; Michael...

Understanding Youth as Opportunities, Not Challenges

In this interactive session, participants were invited to develop an appreciation for the emotional, social, and identity challenges faced...

Wildlife Monitoring with Remote Cameras and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Co-Presenters: Drajs Vujnovic and Brent Wyman This session introduces some innovative approaches on using technology for data collection...

Yardstick – Key Survey Results and Their Application for Parks in Canada

Co-Presenters: Cliff Lacey and Brian Milne Brian and Cliff provide information on a range of key results from the 2014 Yardstick survey to...
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