100 year VISION
To reduce GHG by 80% below 2007 levels by 2050
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This project is a stakeholder driven, multi-disciplinary design charrette process to develop a 100 Year Sustainability Vision for the City of North Vancouver. Guided by the Province’s recently introduced Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act (November 2007) to reduce GHG emissions by 80% below 2007 levels by 2050, the project will address sustainability through the lens of climate change. As a result, the project will have a major focus on the reduction of GHG emissions towards possible GHG neutrality by 2107, the City’s 200th anniversary, and will explore how such a target influences sustainable urban form and vice versa. The project will also focus in other areas of the physical realm that concern the City’s liveability more directly (e.g. water quality, housing affordability). By developing a low-GHG 100 Year Sustainability Vision the City will set new standards in urban planning and policy, while providing a framework for dramatic greenhouse gas reductions. The results of this charrette will advance long-term planning work for the City and, as a Sustainability by Design (SxD) case study, will also serve to benefit others in the region, province, and nation.