“We are being bold in using the mantra: What do we want Vancouver Island to look like in 50 years? Rather than being guided by 3-year municipal and 4-year provincial government election cycles, we are saying….look 50 years out and backcast to determine what decisions we need to make now to create the future that we want,” stated Eric Bonham.
Convening for Action in 2009
In April 2009, the RDN Board passed a motion to support staff participation in CAVI activities. “Through the Urban Containment Boundary, we have avoided urban sprawl and we are doing our best to do what is right; and that is why the RDN Board is both supporting and partnering with CAVI. As a Board, we believe it is our job to protect the quality of life values that attract people to Vancouver Island,” stated Chair Joe Stanhope
Celebrating Success in the Comox Valley: The role of the Real Estate Foundation in bringing together champions
“By bringing together champions from the local government and stewardship sectors to collaborate under the CAVI umbrella, these champions are seeing the context differently; and they are aligning their efforts to achieve a shared vision for the Comox Valley. They call this shared vision An Integrated Watershed Approach to Settlement,” stated Tim Pringle.
Turning the tide in the City of Nanaimo: Inland Kenworth truck and equipment facility showcases what 'green value' development can look like
“We invited developers and their consultants to a consultation session. Our objectives were to determine what green features they are comfortable with; and where they would like to go. The Green Design Guidelines will establish a baseline. The intent is that the guidelines will evolve as the development community becomes increasingly familiar with what works and what does not,” stated Gary Noble.
“The Series theme, Getting Ahead of the Wave, defined what we wished to accomplished in building on the foundation provided by the 2008 Series. We view the 2009 Series as our springboard to advance integration of current Comox Valley regional initiatives in 2010, including regional growth and regional sustainability strategies,” stated Kevin Lorette.