Exploring Neighbourhood Energy Futures

  Join us for a hands-on workshop exploring community energy, neighbourhood design, and quality of life issues, as part of the Marpole, and Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood planning processes. These workshops will help residents include Vancouver’s Greenest City goals for Climate Leadership, Green Buildings, and Green Mobility into the neighbourhood planning processes.  Learn more.
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The Greenest City Conversations Project

Until recently, the dominant trend in both research and practice on the promotion of sustainability behaviour has been to focus on the provision of information in order to change people’s attitudes, beliefs, and subsequent  individual behaviour (Gardner and Stern, 1996). These interventions were based on an information deficit model, which suggested that provision of new […]
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Recruiting Android users for GCC mobile app research, March 31-April 14

The Greenest City Conversations Mobile Channel research group is looking for study participants (Metro Vancouver area only) for empirical research  into mobile apps and location awareness. And, you can win an iPod Touch if you participate. What will participants do? They will beta test a sustainability challenge application for two weeks (March 31-April 14), comment […]
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Art & Sustainability @ CIRS

Please join us on March 18!  Visit our facebook page. A few words from the artists …. From Architect Derek Kaplan… What follows began with an open-ended question about the relationship between architecture and sustainability.   Standard “green” procedure formulates what architecture can offer sustainability in the terms of energy efficiency, recycled building materials, renewable energy […]
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City of Vancouver Responds to Results of GCC Facebook Event

Participants of Exploring Vancouver’s Transportation Future have been heard by the City of Vancouver! Transportation 2040 staff have written a response to each of the nineteen recommendations put forward by participants of the Facebook event hosted by Greenest City Conversations, in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Read the Transportation Department’s response to participant recommendations […]
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Greenest City Conversations is an innovative, interdisciplinary and wide-scale research project aimed at developing multiple channels for public engagement on sustainability policies. Its two main goals are to: 1. Facilitate discussion, solicit and analyze public attitudes and opinions on, and support for, a variety of sustainability policies; and 2. Provide a comprehensive understanding of the content and impacts (both qualitative and quantitative) of different modes of public engagement (“channels“) All project activities are now complete. Findings and outcomes are available on this site. Please browse by channel or contact the research team for more information. Sincere thanks to our partners and sponsors:  Print   Grand_4C BC Hydro Colour LogoMITACS_logo_colourEnvisioning Colour LogoCityofVancouver_logo

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Vancouver, BC,
Tel: (604) 369-1750

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