Showcasing Innovation in the City of Vancouver and at the University of British Columbia – September 2006
The unifying theme was “Greening Local Roadways – Integration of Rainwater Management & Transportation Design”. Four projects were featured:
- Crown Street & Country Lanes: Exceeding Expectationss – Crown Street, Vancouver's first environmentally sustainable roadway, reflects a ‘design with nature' approach to integrating rainwater runoff management and transportation design to achieve multiple objectives on a suburban street. To view a story on the grand opening of Crown Street in July 2005, please click here. Vancouver's award-winning Country Lanes are an alternative to traditional asphalt lanes and have been widely acclaimed for their innovation and community involvement. To download a copy of the Showcasing Innovation presentation by David Desrochers, please click on this link to Sustainable Street Design: Exceeding Expectations
- Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: Power to Spare! – The Vancouver Fuel Cell Vehicle Program (VFCVP) demonstrates the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as an alternative to gasoline. The purpose of the program is test the technology in real-world conditions and to show how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced. This is a 3-year project. To download a copy of the Showcasing Innovation Presentation by Joy Foo, please click on this link to City of Vancouver Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
- Sustainability Street Project at UBC: Beyond the Moment – Breaking new ground at UBC, the initial phase focuses on revolutionary closed-loop systems – the world's first systems integrating rainwater runoff, wastewater treatment and ground source heating, and a small-scale biodiesel production unit which will transform waste cooking oil into a clean-burning fuel. The project is an educational resource that will evolve over time. To download a copy of the Showcasing Innovation presentation by David Grigg, please click on this link to Sustainability Street at UBC: Beyond the Moment
To read the complete story about the program content for Showcasing Innovation in the City of Vancouver and at UBC, click on Third in 2006 series under the umbrella of the Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program.
Originally posted on the Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest in November 2006.