John Manson – Langford City Engineer
Chilled above ground and sweltering below, City Centre Park’s new ice rink has ambitious plans to host one of the most efficient heat-capture systems in North America.
“Other languages like French and German often use more exact terms than English for 'stormwater' and 'wastewater', and this changes how relationships and worth are perceived,” states Robert Hicks.
The program builds on a growing consensus among the Environmental Protection Agency and green development advocates that green infrastructure can be an effective tool to help reduce stormwater overflows.
“As biological creatures, we depend on natural capital and its ecosystem services to sustain the health and well-being of our families and communities. But these benefits are often taken for granted by decision-makers on land-use issues,” says Dr. Faisal Moola, Science Director of the Suzuki Foundation.
“A large number of individuals in the community worked very hard over the last nine months to produce this plan. It is both a visionary statement and a practical tool that will guide decision-making as we move forward,” stated Kim Charlesworth.
Natural Capital in BC Lower Mainland (150p)
Report examines the extent of natural capital — forests, fields, wetlands and waterways — in BC's Lower Mainland region and estimates non-market economic values for some of the benefits these ecosystems provide.
A Guide to Green Choices: Ideas & Practical Advice for Land Use Decisions in Britsh Columbia Communities
“The guide is meant to assist communities of all types: large, small, rural, resort-based, urban, and suburban. It is designed to help maximize both creativity and adaptability to varied scales, specific contexts, and changing on-the-ground conditions,” stated Dr. Laura Tate.
Liliana Bozic (120p) – ALIDP Vice-Chair
The vision is that British Columbia and Alberta communities will embrace a design with nature guiding philosophy to achieve settlement in balance with ecology.
Water Balance Model now resides within the ‘Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia’, a non-profit society
Ted van der Gulik (120p) – 2005 photo
The WBM is one of the 'twin engines' driving an outreach and continuing education program that is building leadership capacity in the local government setting.
Andy Reese (120p)
The article is provocative in pointing out that some methodologies can be used to obtain any number of “correct” answers. This approach contrasts with a compilation of current and acceptable state of the practice.