SxD will apply sustainability targets, tools and principles (arrived
at via workshops and described in design briefs) to prototypical urban
/ suburban sites within the Vancouver region. In collaboration with its
member municipalities, we will select those study area sites that are
most likely to face significant growth (intensification, infill and redevelopment)
over the next several decades.
have identified three typical areas for study: corridors,
edges and nodes.
These three study areas represent the building blocks of
a more sustainable region; each provides unique and replicable opportunities
for smarter, greener urban design in the decades head.
e.g. commercial arterials, public transit corridors
e.g. interfaces between green zones or agricultural lands and urban
areas or industrial lands
e.g. key regional interchanges -- regional or town centres, transit
stations or hubs, commercial shopping district