With the forecast predicting sunshine, it’s a perfect weekend to get outside and enjoy the Spring weather! Plus, there’s activities for all ages and a wide range of interests happening in Metro Vancouver regional parks. Here’s some sunny Sunday adventures for you to consider in Vancouver, Tsawwassen, and Burnaby.
One of the objectives of our regional growth strategy, Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping our Future, is to coordinate land use and transportation so that people, goods, and services can be moved safely and efficiently throughout the region.
In the Metro Vancouver region, a ban on food and green waste in the garbage (known as organics in waste disposal lingo), has been in effect since January 1, 2015. Join us Wednesday April 15, 2015, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver) to learn about waste processing options and hear two case studies about on-site food waste processing technologies currently in use.
Growth in a metropolitan region can be shaped in many ways. We can look to Los Angeles, which shares similarities with Metro Vancouver, to see what accommodating nearly three and half million people can look like.
Our regional growth strategy, Metro 2040: Shaping Our Future, is the collective vision for how our region will grow over the next 25 years. As we implement the plan, it’s important to consider who will make up the bulk of our workforce in the coming years, and their living and travel preferences.
In the next 25 years, our region is expected to grow by one million people and 500,000 new jobs.
Metro Vancouver’s role as a regional partnership of 21 municipalities, one treaty First Nation, and one Electoral Area is to ensure that this growth sustains and enhances a livable region. Our regional growth strategy, Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future, plans for a livable region by connecting people to jobs, ensuring access to a wide range of amenities and services, and supporting a sustainable transportation system.Continue reading →
In this episode, see the special event commemorating a $2.8 million bequest from a parks enthusiast, join high school students learning about eco-friendly employment opportunities, and discover how a firehall in Maple Ridge attained LEED gold certification.