Academic Keynote A: Ecocities Emerging and the Ecozoic Era
• Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature (Richard Register)
• Scaling to Ecopolis: Living in the Bioregion (Paul Downton)
Planning and Design for the Sustainable City: Lessons from Vancouver - from EcoDensity, the Greenest City, and Beyond
A Sustainable City Paradigm to Amman City
Sustainable Hyper-Density City Design, Connect, Conserve, and Cultivate, -- A Case Study in Singapore
Environment Services Payment in the Context of Technourbanshpere
How Low Can You Go? Economics and Health Risks Associated with Pressure Management in Municipal Water Distribution Systems
Urban Metabolism as a Model to Facilitate the Urban-rural Water and Sanitation Integration: The Case Study of Peru
Transitioning Addis Ababa to a Water Sensitive City: Potential and Challenges
Biophilic Winter Cities
Social Sustainability Imperatives and Neighbourhood Planning: A Case of Dockside Green
Ethos in Localized Self-Help Practice and Urban Self-Management: The case of Pendopo in Semarang, Indonesia
Sound Quality - A Case Study or the British Columbia Institute of Technology North Campus to Meet the IES Grade Ecocity Level 1 Benchmark
Urban Green Roofs Ecology
Green Roofs Meet the International Ecocity Standards: Using an Eco-value Matrix to Determine How Different Green Roof Types Influence the Ecological and Social Health of Cities
Beijing’s over 666 Km2 New Urban Forests: The Role in Changing Public Green Spaces Accessibility for a Healthier City
Participatory Nature: An Open-source Guide for the Activation of Ecology in Drosscape
BC Housing's Journey Towards Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability
Monitoring and Modeling of Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality
Lessons Learned from BC's Climate Innovators
Air Quality – from Local to Global and Back
Computational Parametric Study to Improve Air Quality in High-Density Cities
Trending Transformation of Cities and Sustainable Livelihood in Nigeria
Effective and Participatory Decision-Making Through the Lens of Community Productivity
Knowledge Systems for Urban Sustainability
Playing for Sustainable Sanitation Futures: Codesign Games as a Method of Participation
Alternative Energy, Livelihood and Territorial Conflicts: How to Achieve Environmental Justice?
A Hybrid Model for Sustainable Urban Metabolism in Metropolitan Communities
Regulatory and Policy Urban Planning Objectives Revisited According to Environmental Indicators: The Case of the Greater Montreal
Impacts of Urbanization on Ecosystem Services and Management Implications
Re-visiting the Concept of the Building Code's Reference House
Green Buildings an Analysis of the Impact of Occupancy Patterns in Energy Simulation of an Office Building
Quantifying Passive Energy Exchange between a Rooftop Greenhoues and Host Building
Passive Strategies for the Sustainable Design of Healthcare Facilities Located in Warm Climates
Acknowledging Trade-offs and Reframing Human Excreta Management as Part of Food and Farming Systems
Reuse of Urban and Peri-urban Organic Residues for Mitigation of Environmental Impacts from Industry
Identifying Urban Nutrient Hotspots
Valorization of Organic Waste: Community Engagement Experience from the Uowiap Project Ghana
Protecting and Promoting the Health and Well-Being of the Poor and Informal Sector Workers in Nigerian Cities
Impact of Informal Services on the Development of Urban Areas in Imo State
A Aprovação da PNRS no Brasil e Seus Frutos 9 Anos Depois
Synergic Effects of Circular and Network Economies to Enhance Urban Sustainability
Towards Neo Ekistics for Sustainable Urban Futures
Comparison of Eco- (Ecological Urbanism) and Nbs- (Nature-based Solution) in Urban Design: Principles, Common Practices, and Development Modes
Towards Ecocities: Case Guayaquil - Ecuador, a Sustainable Framework for Slum Dwellers of Western Suburb and Their Impact on the Estero Salado Branches.
Cyclists’ Experience in Manchester’s Built Environment
Building a Bicycle-friendly transportation system for Jiangbei New District in Nanjing, China
Study on Greenway Accessibility and User's Activity Evaluation Based on Trajectory Big Data from Physical Activity Behavior: A Case study of "Green way around the Second Ring"
Challenge and Solutions for the Mass Deployment of Electric Vehicles
Application of Scrap Tire Rubber Base Isolators in Medium and Low-Rise Buildings
An Integrated Approach to Waste Management in Metro Vancouver: Challenges and Opportunities
Making Cement from Demolished Concrete: A Potential Circular Economy Through Geopolymer Chemistry
Design Thinking as a Collaborative Approach for Creating Sustainable Solutions in the Built Environment
Eco-Literacy and Smart Energy: Engaging Youth as Future Leaders
Youth Voice, Global Goals, Refugee Crisis and Response
Human-centered Design Strategies to Reinforce Achuar Communities Through Sustainable Solutions and Digital Education in the Heart of the Amazon, the Case Study of Kutsutkau.
Adaptive Landscape Planning Responses to Urban Hydrological Risk in a Changing Environmen
Rethinking the Territory, Concepción Chile.
Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Cities: An Urban Green Equity Perspective
Designing and Testing a Plant Palette for Biodiverse Streetscapes
This workshop will explore lessons learned in creating an integrated urban metabolism (UM), consumption-based emission inventories (CBEI) and ecological footprint (EF) for cities, and how this information can be used to inform planning at the city level. Dr. Moore and Ms. Hallsworth have worked with numerous cities using the ecoCity Footprint Tool that brings these three elements together and can inform the Ecocity Standards.
Ms. Hallsworth and Dr. Moore will engage workshop participants in exploring how this broadened understanding of climate and resource impacts can inform policy and planning; what leverage points can be tapped to reduce consumption impacts; how to streamline the creation of these types of inventories; and how to reframe these issues to achieve broader engagement amongst policy makers, business stakeholders, and youth representatives.
Emerald Corridor Collaboratory (ECC) is a network of city-university partnerships based in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada and supported by the Bullitt Foundation. Cities and towns in our region are facing a common set of issues such as climate change, land use, affordable housing, and transportation, while trying to develop solutions informed by principles of equity and sustainability. ECC is working to strengthen individual city-university partnerships, bringing together leaders in a regional network to catalyze and implement change in a coordinated and effective manner.
This session will engage participants from around the world in discussing strategies, challenges and benefits of developing and strengthening partnerships between cities and their local academic institutions. Experiences and learning from establishing the ECC will be shared, followed by facilitated discussions of participants’ experiences with these issues in their own cities and the potential opportunities for collaborations between their cities and universities.
Dr. Vanessa Timmer
Dr. Lewis Akenji
Ms. Anu Mänty
Breaks will be included.
Mr. Dale Mikkelsen
Bill MacKinnon, Senior Manager of Energy and Sustainability at BC Housing will host a half-day walking/rapid transit exterior tour of BC Housing social housing sites. Participants will have an opportunity to view some of BC Housing’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, and BC Provincial Energy Step Code compliant buildings, learn about energy efficient building design, meet staff who provide support services at the sites, and tour the Olympic Village which has a low carbon district energy system! The route: Participants will take the SkyTrain line to Main Street-Science World Station, walk through Olympic Village along the scenic southeast False Creek seawall, and will take the Canada Line to return to the Convention Centre. Start Location: the front of the Vancouver Convention Centre (Note: Attendees will be responsible for purchasing a DayPass Compass Ticket from a Compass Vending Machine). Pack comfortable walking shoes and a rain jacket/umbrella.
Mr. Alexandre Hebert
Visit the Vancouver Museum of Science (aka: Science World, only a few blocks away from the convention centre) and be the first to interact with the new Zero Energy Buildings Exhibit. The workshop will include a tour of the new exhibit, as well as a series of hands-on learning exercises that will allow you to do a deeper dive in the world of passive houses.
Academic Keynote A: Ecocities Emerging and the Ecozoic Era
Evolving Gaia's Reflective Organ (Marilyn Hamilton)
Comparing Urban Sustainability in Two Neighborhoods in Khartoum-Sudan
Using Transferable Development Rights for Climate Action
Children's Places in Stormwater Spaces
Interactions Between Livability, Spatial Equity and Climate Mitigation in Future Neighbourhoods
Potentials of Roof-top PV towards Decarbonizing Energy Consumption in Multi-family Affordable Mass-housing in India
Global Solar Radiation Prediction Using Backpropagation ANN Model-Based Firefly Algorithm under Actual Environment Change
AMI-based Energy Conservation and Optimization for Electrical Distribution Network of Smart Cities
Analysis of Creative Industry Policy in Hong Kong for Sustainable Development
The Roles of Affect, Education, and Nature in Motivating Actions on Sustainability
Do Local Governments Really Embrace Change?
Are All Greens the Same? Investigating the Effect of Urban Park Quality on Visitors’ Mental Well-being Outcomes
Building the World’s First 100% Sustainable Global Infrastructure, with High-temperature Superconducting Electricity Distribution Network in Their Basements
Residential-scale Ecological Design Initiatives Can Improve on City-scale Sustainability, Resilience, and Infrastructure Demands - Accessing Grassroots and Professional Landscaping Standards
Building Cities as Gardens: Green Teams for Green Growth
Elements of Community Capacity Building in Post-earthquake Reconstruction of Nepal
Smart City Vs Smart Slums - an Approach to Make Slums Smarter in Indian Context
An Inquiry into a Silent Threat to Urban Health: Building Collapse in the Urban Context
Sustainable Urbanization: Building Resilience to Climate-related Disasters among Urban Dwellers in Rivers State
Integration of Photovoltaic and Farming Systems in Tropical Productive Facades: Preliminary Measurement Results>
Simulation Assisted Energy Optimization of Abandoned Agricultural Facilities: An Adaptive Reuse Approach>
Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Sao Paulo City: Under the Scope of Climate Change and Health Risks>
Why Urban Agriculture Successes in Poverty Alleviation for Some Countries but Fails for Some Other Countries? The Discussion about the Scale and Feature of an Ecocity
Rapid Assessment of City Policies for Sustainability and Health
Development Strategies for Demographically Degenerative Towns: The Challenges of Being Smart, Resilient and in Transition to Self-sufficiency in Saxony, Eastern Germany
Climate Action: Comparing Three Ways to Mobilize Community for One-planet Living
Human Geography Data for Disaster Risk Reduction and Land Use Planning
Informal Solutions Towards Personal Net Zero
Self-declaring 'one Planet’ Cities to Set a Generational Timeline to Genuine Sustainability
The Unnoticed Typology of Consumption-Based Carbon Footprints
Informality in the Production of Open Green Space in Kampung-kota, Indonesia
Purple Roofs: How Much Better Does a ‘purple’ Roof Perform to Reduce Heating/Cooling Loads and Manage Storm Water?
Urban-Rural Temperature Differences in Lagos Metropolis Using Geospatial Techniques and Insitu Observation
Designing Resilience for Informal Asia. Designing the Unpredictable, Planning with Uncertainty.
Green Urban Infrastructure Integrated in Urban Planning: Gaps and Opportunities in the City of Montería
Biochar: A Renewable Carbon-based Material for Passive Remediation of Stormwater Runoff
Collaborative Research to Build Ecocities: Water and Health Infrastructure Resilience and Learning
Developing a Decentralized and Integrated Water Management System for Neighborhood Communities Within Indonesia’s Informal Urban Settlements
Sustainability as a Discursive Power of Large Scale Land Acquisition under the Hegemony of Neoliberalism
Recreation of the Rural Environment as a Pancea to Urban Decay in IMO State, Nigeria Arrival City & Lima- Inclusive City
Repurposing the City: Small Town Regeneration in Kinston, North Carolina
Climate Change Control: Building a Stable Interface Between Nature and Developments in Emerging Cities
Urban Parks and Microclimate Mitigation in Cities
Reconnecting with Nature: Building Cities and Developing Urban Spaces in Balance
The Relationship Between Tree Density and Air Temperatures in Urban Parks
Assessing the Effects of Building Density Increase on the Residents’ Quality of Life
Urban Life and High Ghg Emissions From Long-distance Travel: Results From a Mixed-methods Study in Nordic Capitals
Willingness to Use Non-motorized Transport Is Under-estimated
Spaces, Places and Possibilities: A Participatory Approach for Developing and Using Models and Visualizations of Integrated Community Planning
Tough Clients/Complex Sites: A University-led Community Conversation Strategy to Build Public Trust
Investigation into the Coverage of Soil Types in Anambra State Suitable for the Manufacture of Compressed Earth Blocks
BCIT’s Burnaby Campus: A Contrast in Urban Soils
Municipality Research Center, an Essential Organizational Structure to Achieve Sustainable Development in Cities
The Empowerment of Civil Society in the Participatory Spaces in São Paulo State Hydrographic Basin Committees, Brazil
Social Innovation to the Benefit of Urbanity and Sustainability. An Unprecedented Experience: AccorLocal
Nudging a Campus Toward Sustainability Utilizing Student Led Research Teams
The Ideal City System with Tripartite Programming - High-performance Economic City, a Health Sustaining City and a Mitigating Ecological Uniting All the Ecocity Themes with a Paradigm Shift in Reality
Reviewing the Urban Design of Town Centers in Sub-Saharan Countries: Urban Proximity at the Heart of Urban Designers
Improving Water Management of Urban Forests
Official Indigenous Welcome
Welcome by Summit Hosts
Official Opening of the Exhibit Hall
Are you curious how ecodesign, energy management, and energy planning affects our greenhouse gas emissions, economy, and wellbeing? Join the BCIT, Community Energy Association, and Community Power in an interactive workshop that explores these affects at the community level.
The BCIT Bachelor of Architectural Science program is pleased to present a project showcase of student design work, based Ecocities design principles. Our graduating class design studio, in support of the Ecocities conference theme of socially just and ecologically sustainable cities design, was asked to re-imagine how the downtown Vancouver neighborhood of the False Creek Flats might be developed if these principles were prioritized. The workshop, which will feature the outcomes of a full academic year of student research and high-performance building design work, will feature a gallery of over 50 posters and discussion with course instructors as well as students.
This session demonstrates a stakeholder engagement exercise that uses the approach of ‘Regenerative Design.’ Regenerative design aims to foster a co-evolution between all living systems in the development of our built and natural environments. The approach allows design teams – whether Planners, Architects, or beyond – and stakeholders to consider the breadth of the ecological community affected by our actions, and to improve the quality of beneficial relationships formed by any enterprise. This interactive exercise will outline a process of role-playing within a speculative project to better inform future decisions towards the holistic benefit of all living systems. It will introduce an engagement process that will challenge participants to step beyond their point of view and assume the attitudes, needs and values of a variety of biotic stakeholders within a given site. The session is relevant to all attendees whether engaged in private practice, municipalities, education, NGOs, or in advocate roles.
The electrical power grid can be considered as one of the largest feats of engineering ever: hundreds of thousands of assets all interconnected must function harmoniously to provide a reliable source of electric power. Availability and reliability issues can result in major reductions in economic productivity, loss of critical services, or impact on quality-of-life. Generation by burning fossil fuels; a major source of green-house gas emissions and other pollutants, is still prevalent. The adoption of renewable energy resources is a solution to this problem that can meet increasing demand or replace existing conventional generation sources. To properly integrate these resources on a large scale, many issues must be overcome. This workshop will give attendees an overview of the electrical power grid, the challenges associated with renewable integration, and the opportunities we must achieve significant penetration of renewable energy resources worldwide. The content is targeted towards those without an engineering background.
Circular Economy (CE) strategies are being developed across the globe in an effort to find creative solutions which support sustainable economic, environmental, cultural and social goals simultaneously. Through co-creation and participatory processes, participants in this workshop will critically examine case study examples of innovative CE initiatives, while exploring the concept of prosperity and their personal and professional positioning to affect change. What does it mean to be prosperous? Can prosperity lead us to social and environmental justice? How is CE affecting our current practices towards prosperity? We invite you to join us for an afternoon of engaging with big questions, being inspired by stories, challenging assumptions, and exploring personal capacity. This workshop will be facilitated by three academics practicing in the field of interdisciplinary CE research, who each bring a unique perspective to the topic.
As many as 200 million people may be forced to move because of climate change by 2050, according to the World Bank and IOM. Many, if not most, of these people will settle in the world’s cities. This poses an incredible challenge as cities work to simultaneously decarbonize, regain balance with nature, and build resilience to climate change’s other impacts. This interactive workshop is focused on solutions. Climate change displacement is a multi-scale, multi-causal issue, and it will all actors working together to address it. Because of Canada’s perceived leadership on the world stage on climate and refugees, there is an opportunity to leverage this experience and start to grapple with the challenge of climate displacement and resettlement in Canada.
Intended workshop outputs:
- Shared understanding of climate change displacement, including typologies and patterns within Canada
- Roadmap of immediate and mid-term actions
- Draft directions for a research agenda on climate displacement
Find natural next steps to Ecocity Indicator and SDG challenges for:
1. Cities, Communities, Ecovillages, Spheres-of-Influence: Reframe indicator tracking into transformative learning for cities/organizations/ teams/collectives to demonstrate powerful and aligned systemic impacts.
2. Policy Makers: Tap into the sources of collective intelligence emerging from data mining to assist recalibration into multi-dimensional Wisdom Economies.
3. Prototyping, Modeling, Case Studies: Provide a framework for implementing Ecocity Indicators and how to apply 10 Capitals for stakeholders and periodic and integrated reporting.
4. Stakeholders wanting to make visible the impacts and exchanges between People and Operational/Infrastructural Systems.
5. CIO’s and Economic Development Offices: Gain understanding of Ecocity Framework and MetaImpact Wisdom Economy 10 Capitals: Financial, Manufactured, Natural, Cultural, Social, Knowledge, Psychological, Spiritual, Health and Human.
6. Integral City Meshworkers: Expand and align Ecocity vital signs measures for city Voices, Values, and Intelligences with the 10 Capitals of a Wisdom Economy (http://integralcity.com/voices-intelligences/) (147)
CityStudio Vancouver: A Transferable Model of Collaboration between Cities and Universities for Experimentation, Innovation and Civic Action. This is a presentation, tour and workshop held at CityStudio Vancouver providing an organizational overview, key studio practices, the design and dialogue process, project development, prototyping methods and project outcomes. Participants will also meet the City of Vancouver staff and the CityStudio team.
Additional costs will be a 2 way bus pass - 2.75$ X 2
Mr. Duane Elverum
Ms Janet Moore
Join the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s School of Construction and the Environment to tour the Burnaby campus and see how we use living labs to innovate and teach sustainability. Learn about the successes and challenges of living lab projects, as well as solutions for creating sustainable communities. Tour highlights will include: Factor Four, a living lab project where we demonstrate sustainable practices on campus, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50-75% in six buildings. Learn about the wood waste-to-energy facility which will use 250,000kg of wood waste from on campus programs to heat buildings in the area. Tour the elevated lab and learn about the research projects that explore urban ecology and green roof function with our Centre for Architectural Ecology.
Additional Costs: Participants will need a transit pass for the tour.
The Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have designed and implemented a microgrid and EV charging research facility. The Energy OASIS facility went live in September 2014 as the first campus-based microgrid in Canada. The microgrid serves as the basis for ongoing applied research activities and replication projects. OASIS successfully demonstrates how a campus community can: reduce their carbon footprint by conserving energy through demand side management, reduce costs through peak-shaving, improve energy resiliency in response to emergencies, and achieve overall improvement of energy management of infrastructure and facilities. The microgrid is bi-directionally grid-tied and able to operate independently of the main power grid to support its loads in the event of power outages. The OASIS facility is the source of data and experiential learning for ongoing R&D projects and demonstration solutions being adopted by local municipalities.
Gerben van Straaten
Sustainable Consumption in Cities and One-planet Lifestyles (Jennie Moore)
Prospects for Cities in the Age of the Anthropocene (William Rees) Panel: 1.5 Degrees
Ecocity Emerging: Evolution of Regional Strategic Planning in the Vancouver Region
Charting the Inter-connections among All Urban Open Spaces Provides Context for Sustainable City Renewal: An Example from Seoul
An Officeless City? The Role of Data-driven Urban Design for the Future Business District
Green and Blue Tenants Redefining the Relation Between People and Nature by Structuring Water Management Through Landscape Infrastructurein Informal Settlements in Bandung, Indonesia
City of Vancouver Responds to the Climate Emergency
Portland Raises the Bar on Local Climate Action - 2014-2019
Planning for Carbon Neutrality in Oil Country - The City of Edmonton Acts on Climate Change and the Story of Blatchford
Inclusive, Integrated and Innovative Climate Action Planning: World Best Practice from an Auckland Perspective
Ecosystem Management and Sustainable Livelihood in Imo State, Nigeria
Human Trafficking and the Ecological Impacts that Increase Risk for the Vulnerable
Social Justice and the "Greenish" Urban Agenda
Migrants and Urban Environmental Sustainability
Realizing Decarbonized Cities: Getting the Planning, Implementation, and Financing Right
Putting a Monetary Value on Green Infrastructure In Support of Better Public Policy - The Case of Toronto, Denver and Washington DC
Green Roofs: Making the Business Case for Building Owners and the Public
Assessing Urban Forest Values Using a Combination of LIDAR, TSI, and i-Tree Eco Field Data
An Alternative Property Paradigm for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Housing: The Nightingale Housing Model in Australia
West Coast Fusion of Social Housing and Community Health and Detox Centre
Reclaiming Public Spaces through Community Initiatives
CEO Environmental Operators Certificate Program
Ecocities as Water Stewards
Strengthening Bioregional and National Watershed Governance to Achieve Water Security in Perú
Thirst but Flooded Slums in Africa: Innovations for Water Security in Lusaka (Zambia)
Democratic Urbanism & The Future of Practice
A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Community Development in Africa: an East African Community (EAC) Model
Ensuring Synergy Among Environmental and Economic Sustainability: Developing Eco2 Cities in the Himalayas
From the Village to the City. Scaling up the Global Ecovillage Network to Todays Modern Cities
Green Community Developments: Using Ecological Footprinting to Guide Private Sector Development Decisions
Correlating Resource Flows to Sustainable Urban Design in the Kathmandu Valley, Powered by Data Analytics and Local Community.
How the Ecological Footprint Can Help to Better Manage Our Infrastructure?
Something Amazing is Coming
Frontline Report on What is Needed Now (Debra Roberts)
Pathways to Action: Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals Using the Ecocity Framework and Standards (Kirstin Miller) with a Panel of City Mayors Working with IEFS
The Evolution of Green Building Standards: Perspectives from a Designer Builder
Regenerative Urbanism: Platform for Next Generation Practice
Making the Invisible Visible - Innovative Structure Monitoring Solutions to Advance Sustainable Buildings and Sustainable Living
Collaborations in the Classroom - Enhancing Student Perspectives to Aid Future Sustainable Development of the Natural Resource Industry
On How Collaboration Can Enhance Professionals and Mining Practice
Impact and Value of Geo-resources Underneath Cities for Resilient Urban Design
The Future of Cities: Its Our Turn
Toward Sustainable Community Decision-Making
Literally Living in a Tree House: Living Trees as a Building Material
Metro Vancouver's Urban Forest Climate Adaptation Initiative
Tall Timber, Smart Cities and Housing Crisis: Wood as an Alternative to the City’s Reliance on Less Sustainable Buildings Materials
Strategy of the Outer Baduy Community of South Banten (Indonesia) to Sustain Forestry and Food Security
Designing for Future Mobility: Developing a Framework for the Sustainable Future City
Selling Smart Growth. Communicating the Direct Benefits of More Accessible, Multi-Modal Locations to Households, Businesses and Governments
Personal Carbon Trading as a Solution for Tackling Local Mobility Emissions. Demonstration of the CitiCAP-mobile Application
Reducing our Reliance on Fossil Fuels through Local Heat Recovery and Energy Sharing
City of Vancouver - Embodied Carbon Policy
Holistic Carbon Reductions for Major Infrastructure Developments – Going Beyond Operational Carbon Reductions to address Embodied Emissions for the YVR CORE Program
Project CO₂MENT: Building a Circular Economy Around CO₂ Emissions
Running Towards the Problem: Sustainability-inspired, Collaborative Learning Through an Interprofessional Applied Projects Approach
Re-envisioning BCIT Campus as an Ecocity: A 2 Day Challenge Project
Water/Energy/Food NEXUS in Built Environment Education
Lifelong and Sustainability Education: The Tunza Afrika Program (TAP) Approach
Three Horizons: Using Foresight Approaches to Co-Create a Shared Vision for the Future
Re-imagining Equality, Living within Limits (Julian Agyeman)
Doughnut Economics, Defining a Safe Space to Live (Kate Raworth)
Designing Affordability: Developing a New Ecosystem for Equitable Housing
Canada’s National Housing Strategy Fosters Innovative Solutions for Affordable, Sustainable and Inclusive Housing
Capacity Building for Equitable Smart & Resilient Cities
Community Sharing of Renewable Energy via Blockchain
New Solar Technology and Applications in the Urban Environment
Enforcement of Energy Codes Is One of the Most Impactful Strategies Cities Are Using to Curb GHG Emissions
E-Pop: A Creative Energy Pop-up Park. Building Urban Resilience Through Energy Education
Mapping Sm(Art)-informality and Resilience in the City of Durban
Creating Universal Access to Zero Waste Educational Programs
How Our Buildings Shape Us - The Common Characteristics of Socially Successful Buildings and Communities
Mapping Secondary Cities for Resiliency, Human Security, and Emergency Preparedness
Advancing the Circular Economy via Industrial Symbiosis: Lessons from the NISP® Canada Pilot>
The Power of Sustainable Procurement Processes and Use of Non-Virgin Materials>
Socially Just Buildings and Cities: Transforming the Material Supply Chain>
Regenerative Upcycling of an Urban Single Family Home
An Alternative Method to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Large Multi-unit Buildings
The BC Energy Step Code as Catalyst towards Net Zero Energy Ready Buildings
The Building Efficiency Accelerator Program in Costa Rica: A Successful Experience worth to Replicate
Advancements in Passive House Fiberglass Window Technology
How a Seed Library Can Build Community and Encourage Local Bio-diversity, One Carrot at a Time
Beyond the Horizon: Sustainable Land Use in British Columbia
Smart Meat App
Authentication of Medicinal Herbs Grown in an Urban Agriculture Setting
Urban Planning in the Global South: A World Challenge for a Sustainable Future
Supporting Informal Areas Resilience: Reinforcing Hidden Green Potentials for a Better Quality of Life
Study on Rural Communities of Ecuadorian Highlands to Co-develop Innovative and Sustainable Solutions to Develop New Economic Opportunities Through Their Resources with Social Innovation Strategies
Sustainability in Action: Surrey's Approach to Neighbourhood-focussed and Community-engaged Sustainability Planning
A Review of Municipal Plans that Integrate Global-level Biodiversity Outcomes
Metro Vancouver's Ecological Health Framework
Rebuilding Wild Salmon Populations with New Approaches to Flood Control
How to Act Effectively from the Commune to the Region? The Case of Île-de-France
Innovation at the Neighbourhood Scale (Maarten Hajer)
Lessons from Brazil
Lessons from Detroit
Lessons from Cairo
Lessons from Vancouver
Visions and Experiences of Vehicle-Sharing Systems in Taipei
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen; A Compelling Value Proposition for Zero Emission Heavy Duty Transportation
The Acoustic Bus Stop as a Proposal for Ecocity Builders 2019
Why No High Speed Rail in North America?
Municipal Local Climate Action in Canada>
International Climate Justice: The birth of the Bangladesh Youth Climate Network>
Climate Change and Free Trade a Challenge for North America a Legal Approach.
Mechanism for Financing Solid and Wastewater Management in Urban Development of Uganda
Establishing Common Practice to Monitor and Safeguard a Positive Transition to Circular Economy for Work and Workers
From Circular Economy to Ecocities: The Visions and Experiences of SMEs in Taiwan
An 'interregional / Interspatial' Analysis of 'urban Metabolism' as a Framework for Advancing Sustainability in an Interconnected World
Ecocity Footprint: A Method for Measuring and Closing the Sustainability Gap by Integrating Urban Metabolism and Life Cycle Assessment with Carbon and Ecological Footprint Analysis
Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator: Opportunities for Fostering Sustainable Lifestyle Transitions on Municipal Level
You've Got The Power - Planning, Legislative and Policy Tools that Empower Cities to Facilitate Sustainable Development
QuadReal and Oakridge Centre - Sustainable Urban Living>
Greenest City Reflections>
Interdisciplinary Design Approach for a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable (Re)Development Of
How Effective are Awareness Campaigns at Changing Plastic Waste Behaviour
Shifting the Focus of Circular Economy from Environment to People
Zero Waste - Are You Set up for Success or Failure?
What Counts? Defining the Useful Depth of Embodied Carbon Analysis for Green Buildings
A Living Lab for a Multi-discipinary Approach to Co-creating an Eco-City
Factor Four: The Campus as an Ecocity Fractal
The Story of Vancouver's Solutions Lab: Exploring the Potential for Public Sector Social Innovation Labs to Make Transformative Change Toward a Healthy + Green City
Creating a Culture of Energy Efficiency in Your Organization
You, Urban Innovation and the Sustainability of Our Cities
Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Inhabitants of Tomorrow’s Sustainable Cities - Where Climate Resilience Meets Urban Sustainability
The Effectiveness of Compact Living on Climate Change Mitigation
Building as a Conscious Act: Finding Opportunity in Health, Resiliency and Community
Ecocities Emerging - A Showcase of the International Ecocity Standards, What Cities Around the World are Doing, What Vancouver is Doing, and How BCIT is Helping to Train the Next Generation of Ecocity Builders.
Dufourmont, Amsterdam City Doughnut
Haida Gwaii: Shining Light
Wood Waste Heat: Closing the Loop for Social, Climate, and Educational Benefits
Food Waste to Fuel and Fertilizer: Closing the Circle One Restaurant at a Time
Participation of Citizen in Urban Planning Process in Lahti Finland
Auroville: The City the Earth Needs - 'City as an Open Learning Curriculum'
The Salmon Ride: A Virtual Geoglyph
Urban Heat Island and the Climatic Impacts of Intense Development: Lessons Through a Landscape Lens
Amatya, Nepal Ecocity Network - Mainstreaming Low-Carbon Sustainable Lifestyles in the Kathmandu Valley
Sustainable Film and Television Production: Amplifying the Message
How Do Cities Welcome More People and New Homes in our Older Neighborhoods?
NorLand Limited's Journey to Creating a Sustainable Culture
And a Creek Runs Through It: Geodesign Helps a Small Town Create a Creek Walk
Re-imagining the Water System: From Infrastructure Master Plan to Construction on a Municipal Village Scale
Subterranean to Skyline - Street Trees as Potent Boundary Objects and Change Agents in Transforming Street Section Design. Findings from the Hug the Streets, Idelab Project, Oslo
Renewing an Ecologically Sustainable Neighbourhood Overlooking Edmonton's River Valley
The Agronomic Valuation of Aquatic Plants Considered as a Nuisance in Benin: The Case of Water Hyacinth for Sustainable Agriculture and the Learning of a Resilient Agriculture Adapted to Climate Change
Challenges and Opportunities for Information and Institutional Coordination for Sustainable Cities
A Stakeholder Analysis of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin-Binhai Eco-city
Apocalypse or Utopia?: Building Capacity to Maximize the Positive Impacts of Technology
How Social Data Can Transform How You Understand (and Measure) Place
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority: New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project
Applying Envision® for Sustainable Design to achieve Gold-Level Performance on the BCIT North Campus Infrastructure Project – A First for Education in Canada
Climate Adaptation at Capilano University: A Case Study on Urban Community Scale Risk Planning
Adaptation Towards Low Carbon Resiliency in Existing Buildings
Announcements of Ecocity Business Network, Ecocity Centre, Ceremony & Announcement of 2021 Host City
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