Convening for Action to Change the Way We Develop Land: “Designing with Nature” explained by Raymond Fung
At Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Township of Langley in October 2007, Raymond Fung delivered an opening statement that outlined why the Green Infrastructure Partnership is promoting a “design with nature” approach to infrastructure policies and practices. Ray Fung succeeded Paul Ham as Chair in May 2008.
Let the Landscape Inform Development
“In practical terms, what designing with nature means…is essentially a restatement of Smart Growth principles,” he explained. “We find that people intuitively understand what designing with nature means. It is non-threatening.” To read the complete story, click on Convening for Action to Change the Way We Develop Land: “Designing with Nature” explained.
The Green Infrastructure Partnership was an outcome of the SmartStorm Forum Series. The four events in that series set in motion a chain of events which have changed the practice of rainwater management and green infrastructure in Britsh Columbia.
Originally posted October 2007
Updated February 2009