DOWNLOAD A COPY OF: “Living Water Smart in British Columbia: Dockside Green, the World’s Greenest Neighbourhood,” released by the Partnership for Water Sustainability in May 2021


The story that follows is about the story of the Dockside Green neighbourhood in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. In her book, Kim Fowler explains how community and sustainability can be achieved by an inclusive, responsible, innovative, and self-sustaining development.

DOCKSIDE GREEN – How to Bust Convention and Develop Sustainably

“From its inception in 2001 through its ongoing development, Kim Fowler shares the successes and failures of Dockside Green’s design, construction, operations, and lessons learned. The question remains – world leading sustainability was built, has proven to be successful, and is loved by those who live and work there – yet has not been substantially replicated. Why is that? This is the question that I put to Kim Fowler,” stated Kim Stephens, Executive Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC.

“Accelerating climate change, persistent global pandemic, sky-rocketing government debt and increasing social disparity are the results of conventional practice and processes. Perhaps it is time to realize conventional approaches have failed and need to be fundamentally changed,” stated Kim Fowler.

“We have proven a model, that can be replicated in whole or in part. There are parts people can take – for example, I describe the Triple Bottom Line matrix used in the Request for Proposals for the Dockside Green land sale. Please, go use it! Adapt it to your project. My message to those who are interested in sustainable development is to take the pieces from Dockside Green that would work for you.”


Download a PDF copy of Living Water Smart in British Columbia: Dockside Green, the World’s Greenest Neighbourhood.