Joe Van Belleghem (80p)
When finished, Dockside will have a population of 2,500 residents in three neighbourhoods. Plans call for 26 buildings featuring residential, retail, office, live-work units and light industrial uses.
2006 thru 2009
Both aim to promote the TCPA view that eco-towns must provide green solutions across the whole scope of the development, not just in terms of energy efficient buildings.
Communities from around the world that are leaders in addressing issues ranging from pollution to conservation and poor housing were named at the annual finals of the International Awards for Liveable Communities held in Pilsen, Czech Republic in October 2009.
The first Westhill subdivision in the City of Langford is known as Parkdale Creek and is being developed in three phases. While green may be the colour of the day, affordability is key to any development since the stock market meltdown of 2008.
“Having already successfully completed projects in Maple Ridge, Squamish, and Oliver, Smart Growth was looking for a fourth candidate. Prince George was an excellent candidate,” reports Christine McLaren in The Tyee, a daily online magazine.
“The desired outcome can be achieved by managing sewage and rainwater as resources, not waste. The Liquid Waste Management Plan is a powerful regulatory tool because it enables Metro Vancouver municipalities to integrate community design with desired outcomes at a regional scale and individual actions at a site scale,” stated Susan Rutherford.
The Millennium Water development on the south bank of False Creek, the 1,100-unit housing project that will serve as Vancouver’s Olympic athletes’ village, will certainly be environmentally sustainable; and a lot of what has been learned is being transferred to other buildings in the City.
Vancouver's Olympic Village is not the typical Vancouver podium-and-tower high-density development. The form of development is closer to that European human scale that not only planners but any visitor to old-world cities rave about.
Convening for Action to Change the Way We Develop Land: “Designing with Nature” explained by Raymond Fung
At Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Township of Langley, held in October 2007, Ray Fung delivered an opening statement that outlined why the Green Infrastructure Partnership is promoting a “design with nature” approach to infrastructure policies and practices.
Meeting the Climate Change Challenge on Vancouver Island: The Natural City Vision – getting from here to there
In the third and final event in the 2008 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series, Councillor Vic Derman of the District of Saanich will elaborate on his vision for The Natural City. He will pose the question: “What do we want this place to look like in 50 years, and how will we get from here to there?”