Urban planning & transportation

 
Flooded community in Alberta via Calgary Sun
The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. How and where we build has to change as well. . 'Future-proofing' homes: Anticipating future challenges and building to withstand them.  While it is impossible to know exactly what...
Urban centers are increasing in population, with that comes the challenge of making them a healthy and enjoyable place to live, both in your home and out. . First published in SAB magazine. Kim Barnsley Is a senior architect at the Vancouver office of...
Ontario climate change action plan
The Ontario climate change action plan will invest in renewable energy, green infrastructure and incentives to reduce GHG emissions . Learn how the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan can benefit you directly.  In June 2016, the Ontario government adopted a new Climate Change...
LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
An Australian report finds sustainable building is helping to create stronger and more prosperous communities. This post is courtesy of Hutchinson Builders Sustainable building practices are doing more than just helping the environment - they are also helping to create stronger and...
Navigating the urban core never looked better. Transportation in a congested urban core can be challenging, frustrating and tough on the environment. Electric scooters have always been a functional way to skirt a crowded throughway, with a Scrooser it can be a stylish way as well. . ...
 Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Vertical forests and vertical agriculture have long been dreamed of to help meet the need for urban food production and green space, but nothing ever got past the blueprints. Bosco Verticale in Milan is the first to break ground. Canadian cities are relatively clean, green and few are...
the Livable Cities Forum will explore how to build healthy, sustainable, and economically resilient communities. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant and picturesque City of Vancouver, the Livable Cities Forum will explore how to build healthy, sustainable, and economically...
5 days of advanced topics in permaculture design. In this advanced series we will be honing your skills as a designer in order to jumpstart your career in Permaculture.  The techniques in this series are the foundation of small or large scale Permaculture Design.  The...
The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Tips for getting out of the city and living a a green lifestyle.   For those that aren't made for the bustling lifestlyle of cities, small towns can be a dream come true. The nature of small towns is one of community and accessible downtown cores. Essential services like grocery...
Suburb of Toronto
Suburbs can be one of the hardest places to live a green lifestyle, as they often have little access to services and public transportation. Here are a few tips to reduce your carbon footprint in the suburbs. . The ecological impact of suburban living: U.S. studies regarding the...
ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Being in the core of a city can be one of the greenest places to live. Transportation, services and utilities are already there, not to mention usually the house itself. 1. Life without a car. One of the nice things about living in the city is public transportation and proximity to...
Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
A green home doesn’t always cost more to build, but always costs less to operate. A healthy efficient home saves money, reduces your carbon footprint and improves your quality of life. LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) is a term quickly growing in recognition, just as...