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Urban Just Transitions Scans

Project Leads: Matt Hoffmann and Joshua McEvoy

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Just Transitions Policy and Organization Scans

The concept of just transition dates to at least the 1970s and arose out of struggles within the labour movement to reconcile environmental protection with the well-being of workers. As the concept has evolved and grown in popularity in recent years, it has taken on new and varied meanings. The Urban Just Transition scans project aims to identify and make sense of how the concept is used and applied today to Scarborough’s urban and settler-colonial context. We conducted scans of relevant policies and organizations to develop our understanding.

Through our policy scan, we surveyed just transition-related documents relevant to Scarborough. Using an iterative analytical process, we developed a framework to help identify how just transition is articulated in policy discourse. We aim to disseminate our findings and analyses in the coming months, so watch this space for future publications!

The policy scan is complemented by a survey of organizations whose work is related to just transition in Scarborough. We aim to build an understanding of the current and potential organizational ecosystems through which just transition may be pursued. Stay tuned for the publication of our interactive visualizations to help navigate the world of just transition with us!