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      Climate Adaptation Scan + Gap             Analysis

      The Arlington Group has just 
      completed a scan of all Metro  
      Vancouver member municipalities'
      policy, programs and initiatives with 
      respect to climate change adaptation.
      The goal of the project was to gain
      an understanding of the approaches
      being made at the local government
      level to adapt to climate change and
      to identify gaps or barriers going
      forward (February 2015).  

      District of Squamish IFHMP

      The Arlington Group, with
      Kerr Wood Leidal, hosted a very
      successful Open House for the 
      new Integrated Flood Hazard 
      Management Plan (November

      Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer
      We are pleased to announce the 
      Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer 
      was the recipient of the 2014 
      Canadian Institute of Planners 
      Award for Excellence in Planning  
      Natural Systems Planning in  
      July 2014 & earlier this year was
      awarded the 2014 PIBC Award for 
      Excellence in Planning - Research 
      & New Directions in Planning (May


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Graham Farstad, M.A., MCIP , Principal, Planner

Graham Farstad is an award winning professional planner with over 30 years of successful experience undertaking a wide range of community planning projects. Overall, his experience has been divided equally between work as a public sector planner and as a planning and land development consultant. It includes a strong background in community plan preparation, land use analysis, policy development and impact assessment with several municipal governments, the Government of B.C. and the private sector.

Graham Farstad has excellent communications skills and a successful record of public consultation. He has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners since 1980. In 2001, he received an Award for Planning Excellence from the Planning Institute of B.C. for his contribution to the innovative land use plan for North Fraser Port Authority.

Graham Farstad has been a principal with the Arlington Group since 1992. During that time, he has successfully undertaken a wide range of land use and planning development studies for both public and private sector clients throughout British Columbia.

Prior to his consulting practice, Graham Farstad served as a municipal planner for the City of Prince George from 1976 to 1988. In 1988, Graham Farstad was appointed the City Planner for New Westminster, where he served for over three years.

Sally Elford, MA Planning – Planner, MCIP

Sally has been part of the Arlington Group since 2008 and previously worked as a Resource Management Consultant in New Zealand.  While Sally’s previous planning experience was transportation focused, her planning interest has always been at the community level.  Sally recognizes community ownership and a participative process as the key elements to any successful strategy, plan, or similar long-term planning document.  Her work for the Arlington Group involves land use analysis, preparation of plans, policy and development applications, planning research, and public consultation.  Sally conducts both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis for projects, using census data, business reports, and applicable documents to determine historical, current and projected socioeconomic trends. 

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