Held in December 2006, the workshop was attended by municipalities from throughout the Peace River region.
The Greater Vancouver Regional District launched the Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI) in 2001 to identify principles that should guide regional development.
The Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program was launched in May 2006 in the Greater Vancouver region as a provincial pilot.
“The Consultation Workshop held in conjunction with the Water in the City Conference provided a timely opportunity to test and validate an approach that can bridge the gap between talk (interest) and action (practice)in advancing a water-centric approach to community development,” stated Eric Bonham.
The issue of how to accommodate a doubling of the population in the high growth regions of British Columbia is the driver for implementing changes in the way we develop land and use water.
The Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest is a communication platform for informing British Columbians about a 'design with nature' approach to community development.