Apr 2014

“Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating Sustainable Green Infrastructure and Community Design”

“The Light Imprint methodology has expanded its educational outreach and professional contributions to become a recognized rainwater mitigation practice. Light Imprint green infrastructure is compatible with urban design that emphasizes compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented design, and environmental efficiency. It is designed to reduce community infrastructure costs,” states Thomas Low.

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NEW REPORT: “Cities Alive – Reinventing Green Infrastructure”

“We should be developing cities to promote biodiversity rather than hamper it, as part of a drive for higher quality external design to create better places for urban citizens to live, work and relax, where people can lead healthier and happier lives. As space in cities becomes more precious, planning for green needs to be considered as a fundamental consideration and not as an optional add-on or a nod towards biodiversity,” stated Tom Armour.

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NEW ARTICLE: “Vancouver Island 2065: Moving Towards Sustainable Service Delivery”

Vancouver Island 2065 is a partnership initiative of Convening for Action Vancouver Island (CAVI) and the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA). Joining this collaboration is Royal Roads University (RRU). “Vancouver Island 2065 seeks to establish an Island-wide forum to provide opportunity for sharing of ideas and stories of successful projects that integrate watershed management and asset management principles. It is hoped that this collaborative approach will set a new standard for land use planning on Vancouver Island,” states George Hanson.

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PROTECT WATERSHED HEALTH: Partnership for Water Sustainability unveils web-based “Water Balance Model Express for Landowners” at Cowichan Valley Forum

“The CVRD wants to ensure that our region’s watersheds continue to function effectively so that both our communities, the environment and fisheries get the right amount of water at the right time,” states Kate Miller. “The WBM Express allows us to implement specific targets for each of our communities’ watersheds so that the homeowner simply has to select their appropriate watershed and concentrate on their property’s function. All the background calculations and targets are now behind the scenes, making it an effective public communications tool which operates on a sound engineering base.”

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