What does our water system look like twenty-five years from now? That’s the big picture under discussion at WaterCity, as citizens imagine water’s role in the region in the future. Community events like this give a voice to individuals and foster dialogue, but how do cities best use this information to plan?
Want to learn more about the circular economy and how industry and government are fostering growth for this transformative concept? Don’t miss Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Dialogue on April 29th. It’s your opportunity to hear from some leading experts on this trending topic. You can attend in person (registration information below), or watch via livestream from 8am to 10am.
Metro Vancouver residents have a number of choices for how to move around our region. The primary modes of transportation include car, transit, walking, and cycling. However, not all modes are equal in terms of climate change impacts.
Helping local ecosystems stay healthy is also a way to make art, as Sharon Kallis demonstrates at a Port Moody weed-pulling workshop. Tenacious vines become sturdy hand-woven containers, as participants reconnect with nature through traditional techniques.
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.