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Lower Great Lakes


The initial three–day OUTSTEP LGL workshop took place with more than 100 participants From four countries (Canada, US, Turkey and South Korea). Strategies to establish and spread the workshop and network goals and related information should increase the reach and interest of the workshop outcomes, sustainability motivations of participants and the local region, and local and global scale.



Investigate natural, technical and social processes in the LGL Region using The 7 dimensions of the PEOPLES Resilience Framework



Integrate Information for Knowledge co-production to meet the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals



Involve Stakeholders from Urban, Suburban, rural and Tribal Communities at a regional scale in Participatory Workshops and Workflows to design more holistic Collaborative Projects 

 2019 OUTSTEP inaugural WORKSHOP

AUG 19-21 2019

Hotel Henry Urban Resort buffalo, NY

Networking In-person & Online


OUTSTEPS Research Hub & Community Platform


Since then working groups on various initiatives have been in teleconference meetings for at least one hour every week (OUTSTEP Action HOUR) as well as leaders of those working groups and network leadership at least once a month for one hour (OUTSTEP Leadership HOUR). 

The OUTSTEP network is currently in the final stages of testing to release a publicly available social media network platform through rocket-chat that will enable all participants to more defectively share information on contact details as well as expertise and interest in topics related to sustainability and resilience.

Mapping Research Themes


Connecting PEOPLES with the UN SDGs 


Among the topics that were mapped in this participatory excercise :Water Safety and access

Lake Ontario Flooding

Non-Urban Community Development

Smart Streets

Metropolitain Health

Climate migrants

Indigenous and migratory Population

Sustaining Wellnbeing Cultural Heritage

Post-Disaster waste and debris Removal

Wood Farming & Construction