Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Town of View Royal: “It was worth the day”
Inter-Municipal Sharing of Experience and Approaches to Streetscape Enhancement
The Town of View Royal developed an innovative Design with Nature strategy to obtain senior government funding for retrofitting the old Island Highway with transportation and rainwater management enhancements.
When View Royal hosted the first in the 2008 Showcasing Green Innovation Series, the day was built around an interactive group exercise using case study examples provided by the City of Langford, City of Victoria, District of Sooke, and District of Metchosin. Each group was tasked with developing a concept for enhancing a specific section of real road.
“Emmet McCusker, View Royal's Director of Engineering, had a vision for providing participants with something tangible as a take-away in order to make the day worthwhile,” explains Kim Stephens, series organizer and Program Coordinator for for the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. “Emmet wanted to raise the bar in the region by helping his peers bring innovative ideas to the forefront when applying for provincial infrastructure grants.”
To read the complete story as posted in October 2008 on the Convening for Action Community-of-Interest, click on Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Town of View Royal: “It was worth the day”