The County Court SNAP, Phase 3, is an innovative, integrated and measurable climate change resiliency strategy retrofit in Brampton, ON.
Dillon led a multidisciplinary team to work with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and their project partners - City of Brampton, Region of Peel, Peel Village Golf Course and Brampton Golf Club - in carrying out detailed technical work that confirmed the final strategies, neighbourhood concept plans and consultation process that identified perceived local barriers and behavioral strategies to improve community-based implementation.
The key strategic actions for County Court SNAP included:
- Stormwater infrastructure improvements to manage the quality and quantity of stormwater
- Bioretention within the boulevards
- Rain garden in parks
- Two underground rainwater storage systems collecting neighbourhood runoff and offsetting irrigation needs for two golf courses
- Urban forest strategy addressing poor species selection resulting in large street tree loss due to disease or pests.
The urban forest drives the green infrastructure improvements in the neighbourhood, contributing to stormwater management with elements of social resiliency, such as placemaking, health and quality of life. Water and energy conservation were an important theme, with more site-specific measures on both private and public lands.
The County Court SNAP concluded with a greenhouse gas analysis, contributing to the larger understanding of the key neighbourhood strategies’ ability to reduce emissions in achieving the targets set out for each strategic action.
Phase 3 was completed and approved by the TRCA in October 2012.
More information about SNAP is available here.