The City of North Vancouver is helping build a livable region by providing places and events where neighbours can connect outdoors as the community vision for the waterfront takes shape. Public features are under construction, and designs are in progress for restaurants, a hotel, art gallery and shops. Continue reading
The City of Port Coquitlam launched a Let’s Talk Housing Options initiative. Three housing options were presented that aimed to accommodate growth but maintain ground-oriented dwellings: laneway houses, duplexes, and smaller lot sizes. Continue reading
The first year of the Corporation of Delta’s Urban Reforestation Project will see more than 1,000 trees planted in Delta. In five years, a total of 5,000 trees will be planted in Delta’s parks, boulevards, and medians.
Construction on the Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is nearing completion. In late June the tunnel boring for the project was completed, and the tunnel boring machine extracted from the access shaft on the north side of the Fraser River. Now crews are installing the steel pipe which will line the one kilometer long tunnel. When completed, the water main will more than double the current water supply capacity of the existing main and service the growing Metro Vancouver communities south of the Fraser. Tim Langmaid, the project manager for Hatch Mott MacDonald took us underground, for an up-close look at the final stages of the work.
In this edition, a game show inspires Langley Township students with environmental learning, Surrey shows off its cycling infrastructure during Bike to Work Week, and Feeding the 5000 turns recovered food into a free lunch and a food waste lesson.
Over 11,000 people participated in Bike to Work Week across Metro Vancouver, including those who took advantage of Surrey’s growing cycling infrastructure. See how the city is encouraging use of its bike paths, bike lanes, and end-of-trip amenities.
Metro Vancouver’s waste water system relies on gravity, but some of the heavy lifting is done by facilities like the Lynn Pump Station. Celebrating 50 years of operation with a major upgrade, the pump station’s overhaul featured green themes of reuse.
It’s a creative challenge. Take 12 design students, add representatives from ten municipalities and you have the ingredients for the first rethink of recycling bins in Metro Vancouver.
Mimicking nature is the big idea behind rainwater collection on Burke Mountain. To protect the health of streams, the design works to put water where it needs to go. See how a flexible design slows down the water to prevent stream damage.
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment.