Exploring Neighbourhood Energy Futures

Academic Lead: Dr. Stephen Sheppard, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), UBC

Channel Researchers: Jonathan Salter, PhD Candidate, (CALP), UBC; Ellen Pond, MLA, Research Scientist, (CALP), UBC

The workshop slide shows are now available for public use under a Creative Commons license. Visit the Findings and Results page of the Neighbourhood Energy Workshops channel here.

The channel hosted two hands-on workshops exploring community energy, neighbourhood design, and quality of life issues, as part of the Marpole, and Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood planning processes. These workshops helped residents include Vancouver’s Greenest City goals for Climate Leadership, Green Buildings, and Green Mobility into the neighbourhood planning processes.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

Marpole Workshop
Saturday May 26th 2012, 9:30am-2:30pm
Marpole United Church
1296 W. 67th Ave, at Hudson St.

Grandview-Woodland Workshop
Saturday June 9th 2012, 9:30am-2:30pm
Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings St., at Commercial Dr.

Exploring Neighbourhood Energy Futures Workshops: Description

As we plan for the future of our neighbourhoods, it is increasingly important that we account for the role played by energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These two workshops brought members of Marpole and Grandview-Woodland communities together to explore how energy works in neighbourhoods, and how we might collectively plan for a lower carbon future.

During the first part of the workshop we learned all about energy use, energy consumption in Marpole and Grandview-Woodland, and how these communities compare to others. In the second part of the workshop, we created our very own low carbon neighbourhood!

Both workshops were open to all community members, and numerous demographic groups were represented.

We are interested to hear about your experience at the Neighbourhood Energy Workshop. If you have feedback or comments, please send them to the Greenest City Conversations project manager.

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

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