Theme 2: Connected Communities

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Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 2: Connected Communities as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About connected communities

Cities have become centres for vast urbanization, becoming places to live and work for millions of people. Over half of the world’s population resides in cities and this number is projected to grow significantly over time. Cities will play a critical role in the climate movement because they are major greenhouse gas contributors, with buildings and transportation being the main sources in most cities.

Building connected communities can be approached in many different ways. What’s most important is creating vibrant, connected places where people can live, work and play, as well as easily move around to access services, amenities and opportunities to build relationships within their neighbourhoods. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need to better connect communities through safe, active transportation networks. It has also highlighted the need to provide residents with opportunities to build strong neighbourhoods so that they can respond collectively in cases of emergencies.


Challenge questions

3. Find a more sustainable way for Mississauga to move by transforming into a low-carbon moving city. Learn more


4. Develop a plan to establish Community Climate Resiliency hubs across Mississauga to connect communities to become more resilient, specifically in cases of emergency. Learn more



Thanks for joining the challenge! You’ve selected Theme 2: Connected Communities as your climate change challenge. This page contains additional information to help you answer your challenge question.


About connected communities

Cities have become centres for vast urbanization, becoming places to live and work for millions of people. Over half of the world’s population resides in cities and this number is projected to grow significantly over time. Cities will play a critical role in the climate movement because they are major greenhouse gas contributors, with buildings and transportation being the main sources in most cities.

Building connected communities can be approached in many different ways. What’s most important is creating vibrant, connected places where people can live, work and play, as well as easily move around to access services, amenities and opportunities to build relationships within their neighbourhoods. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the need to better connect communities through safe, active transportation networks. It has also highlighted the need to provide residents with opportunities to build strong neighbourhoods so that they can respond collectively in cases of emergencies.


Challenge questions

3. Find a more sustainable way for Mississauga to move by transforming into a low-carbon moving city. Learn more


4. Develop a plan to establish Community Climate Resiliency hubs across Mississauga to connect communities to become more resilient, specifically in cases of emergency. Learn more


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