Greater Vancouver GreenGuide: Seeding Sustainability by Centre F Design Centre for SustainabilityGreater Vancouver GreenGuide: Seeding Sustainability by Centre F Design Centre for Sustainability

Greater Vancouver GreenGuide: Seeding Sustainability

byCentre F Design Centre for Sustainability

Paperback | April 1, 2007

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Faced with the pressures of rapid growth, urban sprawl, and pollution, cities today need to use land, energy, and resources with ever-increasing efficiency. By embracing green, sustainable alternatives in the construction of buildings and neighborhoods, many cities are meeting these challenges and continuing to grow and create vibrant, livable communities. The Vancouver area has emerged as a pioneer in this effort, setting inspiring precedents for other cities to learn from. Meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated, the Greater Vancouver GreenGuide demonstrates how this area has earned its international reputation as a hub of urban sustainability. This beautiful guidebook showcases some of the region's key developments, initiatives, and milestones, including: Green buildings, neighborhoods, and infrastructure /> Open, community-accessible spaces /> Social, economic, and environmental programs As well as project snapshots and case studies, the GreenGuide includes a detailed pull-out map, self-guided tours, Greater Vancouver's sustainability stories, and a user-friendly thematic index. Moving beyond the ecotourism focus of green guidebooks for other cities, the GreenGuide aims to seed sustainability by demystifying green planning and design. It provides inspiration to individuals and communities to turn the concept of sustainability into reality. Timely, accessible, and packed with useful information, the Greater Vancouver GreenGuide is an invaluable resource for architects, planners, design professionals, academics, and anyone who cares about creating a sustainable future. The Design Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia is an internationally recognized applied research organization that pursues sustainable approaches to our built and natural environments through the lens of collaborative design.
The Design Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia is an internationally recognized applied research organization which pursues sustainable approaches to our built and natural environments through the lens of collaborative design. The center's other projects include the Greater Vancouver GreenGuide and the Smart...
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Title:Greater Vancouver GreenGuide: Seeding SustainabilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 4.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2007Publisher:Design Centre for SustainabilityLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0978096606

ISBN - 13:9780978096601

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