Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series in Metro Vancouver launched in Delta
Showcasing Innovation in Delta
The Delta event was titled Greener Developments, Roadside Rainwater Management and the Urban Forest. The core program comprised a set of four case study presentations that described Delta’s green infrastructure initiatives and lessons learned:
- Case Study 1 – Delsom Estates Development Sustainability Template – A checklist of environmental, social and economic elements has evolved into a Sustainable Template for Development
- Case Study 2 – Rainwater Management Landscape-Based Solutions – Within the engineering department, Delta added a landscape designer to the engineering design team to assist with incorporating BMP technologies into landscaped amenities that beautify roadways.
- Case Study 3 – Cougar Canyon Rain Garden & Step-by-Step to a Successful Rain Garden – A unique partnership has established a template for involving the municipality, schools and a neighbourhood in creating community rain gardens to protect the health of downstream creeks.
- Case Study 4 – The Urban Forest – Planning for Climate Change – The slogan “2010 x10” has taken on a life of its own as Delta has mobilized the community to create a truly sustainable Olympic legacy by planting 20,100 trees by 2010.
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Posted on the Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest in September 2007