These workshops were developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC, working with Community Planning at the City of Vancouver as part of the Greenest City Conversation Project.
Workshop participants explored how we can plan for a more resilient energy future at the neighbourhood scale, and design a low-carbon neighbourhood by choosing from a range of strategies including integrated land use and redevelopment, transportation alternatives, technology changes, and behavioural/cultural shifts.
The May 26th workshop was held in the historic Marpole United Church, and the June 9th workshop at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Grandview-Woodland.
For more information on this project and to view the workshop findings and results, please visit: http://gcc.sites.olt.ubc.ca/findings-and-results/exploring-neighbourhood-energy-futures-results/
Funded by: GRAND Network Centres for Excellence (2010 – 2012) and City of Vancouver
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Sheppard
UBC Researchers: Sara Barron
UBC Students: Jon Salter, Nicole Miller, Glenis Canete
CALP Affiliates: Ellen Pond