Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island: The 2007 Series
Program for building regional capacity resonates with local governments
The projected growth of Vancouver Island and resulting cumulative impacts are drivers for reassessing where and how land is developed, and water is used. To promote a new way-of-thinking related to infrastructure policies and practices, Convening for Action on Vancouver Island (CAVI) organized Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island: The 2007 Series. CAVI was supported by the Green Infrastructure Partnership in undertaking the Series. For the complete story, click here.
Each event was co-hosted by a regional district and one or more of its member muncipaliteis. Each event comprised presentations in the morning and a tour of project sites in the afternoon. Each event was unique. To download a copy of a summary document that elaborates on what was showcased at each event, click on this link to Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island: The 2007 Series.
“The Showcasing Innovation Series creates pride and enables local governments to tell their stories in a way that no other forum currently provides,” observes Kim Stephens, Series organizer and event Moderator, and Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.
According to Kim Stephens, “A Showcasing Innovation event is not a conference. Neither is it a workshop nor seminar in the conventional sense. Rather the purpose of the presentations is to whet the appetites of participants for the site tour that follows. The quality one-on-one conversations take place on the bus and when we go for a walkabout.”
Posted November 2007