Showcasing Innovation in the District of North Vancouver – May 2006


Bowser lane in lower capilan - pouring water onto porous asphalt

When the District of North Vancouver hosted the first event in the Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in Metro Vancouver: The 2006 Series, three projects were featured – a lane, a highway and a local community.

  • Lower Capilano Lane – Selection of porous pavement to infiltrate rainwater runoff was an outcome of an inter-departmental design charrette where the Water Balance Model was a key decision tool. To view the presentation by Richard Boase, click on this link Application of Porous Pavement: A Water Balance Perspective
  • Dollarton Highway – Initiated almost a decade ago, the highway design integrated a pioneer application of rainwater infiltration. To view the presentation prepared by Marcel Bernier and Richard Boase, click on this link New Dollarton Highway – New Concepts for Arterial Road Design
  • Maplewood Flats – As redevelopment proceeds, the complete and compact residential area will complement an eco-industrial networking area founded on green infrastructure principles & practices.To view the co-presentation by Ken Bennett and Doug Allan, click on this link Maplewood – Eco Industrial Planning for a Sustainable Community. For complete information on the project and to access the Final Report, please click here

To read the complete story about the program for Showcasing Innovation in the District of North Vancouver, click on First in 2006 series under the umbrella of the Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program.


Originally posted on the Green Infrastructure Community-of-Interest in May 2006