Vancouver


For information on the Vancouver case study, please contact Julia Affolderbach.

Vancouver: Green building as urban policy strategy

June 01, 2015 by Julia Affolderbach

Based on input from the expert workshop in Vancouver, we have focused our research on a number of micro case studies including Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan, Southeast False Creek/Olympic Village and the University of British Columbia. One perspective we have adopted as part of our research is to understand green building through urban sustainability policies that seek to respond to climate change but also include aspects of city branding and marketing as part of broader, global and competitive sustainability discourses. Using the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan (GCAP) and based on document analysis and interviews, we seek to reconstruct the development of the GCAP and assess the role of the GCAP as part of the city’s sustainability transition, and how green visioning and marketing can contribute or divert from the plan’s objectives.

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GreenRegio Workshop 08.11.2013

June 01, 2015 by Julia Affolderbach

The first GreenRegio expert workshop was held on Nov. 8, 2013 in in Vancouver's public library. About 20 planners, NGO and industry representatives, and academics from the Vancouver metropolitan region participated in the lively exchange around developments in green building in Vancouver.

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