University of Victoria hosted third event in the 2008 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation on Vancouver Island Series
A Compact, Complete Community
Hosted by the University of Victoria, the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability and the POLIS Project at Ecological Governance, the third and final event in the 2008 Series showcased how each is ‘walking the talk’ in turning theory into action.
A community of more than 25,000 people, the University of Victoria (UVic) is a case study for green buildings and compact growth. Commencing in 2003, UVic has been able to transition from an incremental approach in planning and resource management to a water-centric approach that is much more holistic and integrated –– the new business as usual.
“This transformational experience resulted in a new vision for constructing water and energy efficient buildings in a built environment that respects the natural environment,” reports Sarah Webb, formerly with the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability.” UVic is leading by example in implementing approaches and practices that achieve Design with Nature outcomes, and reduce physical impacts resulting from intensive urbanization.”
To Learn More: A set of six stories posted on the Water Bucket website elaborate on the program content. To learn more, click here.