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  • Lura was initially retained in 2002 by Waterfront Toronto to design and lead the Corporation’s public consultation programs. Lura’s contribution included developing the overall strategic approach taken to community consultation by Waterfront Toronto as well as the Corporation’s public consultation policy. Over the past decade, Lura has worked closely with Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto...

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  • Lura developed a Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) campaign aimed at changing behaviours to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species in the Lake Simcoe watershed. The project included background research as well as piloting behaviour change strategies at six boat launch sites on Lake Simcoe. Incremental increases in participation levels in the desired behaviour changes were obs...

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  • Lura recently worked with St. Lawrence College to develop a new strategic plan for the post-secondary institution. Our Future: St. Lawrence College 2014-2019 Strategic Plan builds on the accomplishments of the college’s previous strategic plan and outlines SLC’s aspirations for the next five years. Lura worked with the College Executive Team to design and implement a strategic planning process tha...

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  • Lura was retained to lead the development of a Community Energy Plan (CEP) for Woodstock in collaboration with ICLEI Canada. The project involved establishing and facilitating a Stakeholder Advisory Group, coordinating data collection, issue resolution on data, development of energy use maps, identification of actions and preparing the CEP document. The planning process integrated scenario based p...

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  • “Imagine a virtual space that brings together different ways of knowing and appreciating the Great Lakes from western science to Indigenous perspectives, provides an immersive and interactive experience, and encourages users to get out there and get involved in Ontario’s Great Lakes protection and restoration efforts.” - Great Lakes Office, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate ChangeThi...

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  • Lura was retained by the TTC to lead community and stakeholder engagement for the Leslie Barns and streetcar track Environmental Assessment and construction project. Lura was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications and engagement strategy to engage, consult and inform the Leslieville community during the planning and construction phases of the project.Click here ...

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  • Working with the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Lura conducted a backyard composting Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) project to develop, deliver, and evaluate behavioural change strategies and pilot projects for an enhanced backyard composting program. The project achieved a 51% participation rate and diverted 31% of curbside garbage output, some of the highest numbers in North A...

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  • Lura worked with the Burlington Public Library on their new Strategic Plan. Working alongside a staff Strategic Planning team, Lura facilitated a series of focus groups with stakeholders, allowing the library to gain insight into priorities and potential theme areas for the Strategic Plan. Lura designed and facilitated a Strategic Planning symposium with board members, senior management, and the s...

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  • Lura recently worked with the City of Hamilton to develop a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) aimed at helping the Hamilton community prepare for, and become more resilient to, the impacts of climate change. The CCAP addresses climate change from both an adaptation and mitigation perspective. Lura was retained by the City to lead the community climate change conversation with stakeholders, coor...

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  • January Case Study: ReThink London

    In 2013, London residents and stakeholders participated in a year-long conversation, known as ReThink London, as part of the City’s Official Plan Review to set the goals and priorities that will guide the City's long-term development. Lura provided an integrated suite of face-to-face and online engagement tools and techniques to encourage participation in this important city building initiative. W...

  • Want to know more about Lura?

    Here are some quick facts about Lura. Check out the following links to learn more about Our Services and Our Work.Land Use Research Associates, or Lura, was founded in 1974 by Sally Leppard with a mandate to involve people and organizations in decision-making processes that affect them.Sally Leppard was a pioneer in the field of public consultation in Ontario. Sally helped shape Ontario’s Environm...

  • Lura’s CEO, Liz Nield, Nominated for 2017 Hamilton Women of Distinction Award!

    We are delighted to share the news that our CEO, Liz Nield, has been nominated for a 2017 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Award. These awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community. The Women of Distinction Awards are ...

  • It's Conference Season!

    The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colour. We all know what this means - fall conference season! Like many of you, Lura staff are embracing the spirit of the season and attending conferences to learn about new areas of interest, share lessons learned from projects that cover a spectrum of disciplines, and reconnect with clients and project partner...

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