World class innovation at Southeast False Creek informs Metro Vancouver Reference Panel
Integrated Resource Recovery at a Neighbourhood Scale
In April 2009, the Reference Panel toured the Southeast False Creek (SEFC) project, which includes the Olympic Village development. This will showcase some of BC’s most innovative engineering on one unique site.
Built on the last remaining large tract of undeveloped waterfront land near downtown Vancouver, Southeast False Creek is the site of the Vancouver Olympic Village during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. After the 2010 Winter Games, Southeast False Creek will eventually become home to 16,000 people.
Sustainable Region Vision
“The desired outcome can be achieved by managing sewage and rainwater as resources, not waste,” states Susan Rutherford, a non-governmental organization representative on the Reference Panel. “The Liquid Waste Management Plan is a powerful regulatory tool because it enables Metro Vancouver municipalities to integrate community design with desired outcomes at a regional scale and individual actions at a site scale.”
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Originally posted on the Green Infrastructure community-of-interest in June 2009