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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    09 Dec 2020

    Check out the following theme resources to familiarize yourself with the Connected Communities theme:

  • Learn more about the Climate Change Action Plan

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    09 Dec 2020

    In 2019, the City of Mississauga released its first ever comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan, with two main goals to tackle climate change, both corporately and in the community.

    • Goal #1: Mitigation: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, with the long term goal of Goal becoming a net zero community
    • Goal #2: Adaptation: Increase resilience and the capacity of the city to withstand and respond to future climate events by taking action on the highest climate-related risks

    The Plan is broken up into five action pathways. The focus for this theme will be:

    • Action Pathway #2: Resilient & Green Infrastructure
    • Action Pathway #4: Low Emissions Mobility
    • Action Pathway #5: Engagement & Partnerships

    Within those action pathways, the theme will focus on the following actions:

    • Action #9: Continue to Identify and Mitigate Climate-Related Risks and Enhance Community-Level Resilience and Preparedness
    • Action #18: Empower Low Carbon and Alternative Modes of Transportation in the Community