Inland Kenworth in Nanaimo: Where Designing with Nature meets Green Value



Learning lunch seminars - the new business as usual


Innovative project featured at Learning Lunch Seminar

The Learning Lunch Seminar Series is a precedent-setting approach to continuing education for local government practitioners; and the Cowichan Valley Regional District and City of Courtenay are the host local governments for a pilot program that is being delivered under the umbrella of CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island. In total, the Vancouver Island local governments that will be participating represent some 250,000 people.

“The Inland Kenworth project in Nanaimo has been incorporated into the Learning Lunch Semiar curriculum to illustrate how a Design with Nature approach to rainwater management will influence the greening of the built environment and protect stream health. A key message is that the City of Nanaimo challenged the developer to do something different, and this has created a chain reaction in terms of the approach being replicated in Courtenay and North Cowichan,” states Kim Stephens, Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia.


To Learn More:

To download a copy of the presentation by Dean Mousseau and Gary Noble of the City of Nanaimo at the first of the Cowichan Valley seminars, click here.

To read previous WaterBucket articles on the Inland Kenworth project, click on the following links:

Nanaimo Inland Kenworth dealer wins green acclaim for innovation in site development

Inland Kenworth industrial site in the City of Nanaimo establishes ‘design with nature’ precedent.



Posted June 2008