Paul Ham explains why the Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series is resonating with local governments


In September 2007, the Corporation of Delta hosted the first event in Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in Greater Vancouver: The 2007 Series. Paul Ham, Chair of the Green Infrastructure Partnership (and General Manager, Engineering, City of Surrey) provided opening comments.Delta2_Paul ham (120p)

“Experience shows that intra-region communication among local government practitioners is the exception rather than the rule. The Showcasing Innovation Series creates opportunities to have conversations where learning takes place.”

In his context remarks, Paul Ham provided an historical overview of how the Showcasing Innovation Series was an outcome of a 2005 Consultation Workshop hosted by the City of Surrey. He reported that the 2006 pilot program in Metro Vancouver has spawned a Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island Series.

“For six consecutive Fridays in September/October, there are alternating events on Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver,” stated Paul Ham.


To Learn More:

To download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation by Paul Ham, please click on this link to Convening for Action to Change the Way We Develop Land: Design with Nature.

To read the complete story about the Delta program, click on Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series in Metro Vancouver launched in Delta — First of three events highlights the importance of small-scale projects in achieving the big picture


Posted September 2007