“Seattle may well lag behind the rest of region in implementing change, but it stands on the threshold of taking a step that's perhaps more important: committing to the right goals, and throwing the muscle behind those goals to set real, systemic change in motion,” wrote Alex Steffen.
A 'design with nature' philosophy has become an integral and essential part of the green infrastructure and water sustainability branding in BC. Written by Kim Stephens, this story identifies a number of British Columbians who have made timely and significant contributions in advancing a vision for developing land differently.
LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System Launched in United States as Benchmark for Green Neighborhood Design
“LEED for Neighborhood Development projects are strategically located in or surrounding metropolitan areas—often times revitalizing brownfields, infills, or other underutilized spaces, opening new revenue streams, creating jobs opportunities, and helping to drive the local, state, and national economies,” said Rick Fedrizzi.
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When finished, Dockside will have a population of 2,500 residents in three neighbourhoods. Plans call for 26 buildings featuring residential, retail, office, live-work units and light industrial uses.
Both aim to promote the TCPA view that eco-towns must provide green solutions across the whole scope of the development, not just in terms of energy efficient buildings.
Communities from around the world that are leaders in addressing issues ranging from pollution to conservation and poor housing were named at the annual finals of the International Awards for Liveable Communities held in Pilsen, Czech Republic in October 2009.
The first Westhill subdivision in the City of Langford is known as Parkdale Creek and is being developed in three phases. While green may be the colour of the day, affordability is key to any development since the stock market meltdown of 2008.
“Having already successfully completed projects in Maple Ridge, Squamish, and Oliver, Smart Growth was looking for a fourth candidate. Prince George was an excellent candidate,” reports Christine McLaren in The Tyee, a daily online magazine.
“The desired outcome can be achieved by managing sewage and rainwater as resources, not waste. The Liquid Waste Management Plan is a powerful regulatory tool because it enables Metro Vancouver municipalities to integrate community design with desired outcomes at a regional scale and individual actions at a site scale,” stated Susan Rutherford.
The Millennium Water development on the south bank of False Creek, the 1,100-unit housing project that will serve as Vancouver’s Olympic athletes’ village, will certainly be environmentally sustainable; and a lot of what has been learned is being transferred to other buildings in the City.