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In the 1970s, British Columbia cities adopted policies and processes to resist densification. As Mayor of Vancouver I started the EcoDensity Initiative to counter these. Only cities have the mandate to permit the density needed to reduce house prices and environmental degradation. Kumtuks is a video blog that shares knowledge and explores new narratives. Some quotes and descriptors have been adjusted for clarity and brevity. Please subscribe if you would like to be notified of new videos. If you would like to receive additional commentary and notices of events then please subscribe to www.kumtuks.ca. Sam Sullivan is a Member of the Order of Canada, a former Mayor of Vancouver and Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
There’s no better example to illustrate Vancouver’s reputation as a forward-looking and sustainable city than the success story that is the Green Economy. A sector that has grown exponentially in less than a decade, Vancouver’s Green Economy includes seven subsectors: - Local food - Green building design and construction - Clean technology, alternative energy and green building products - Green infrastructure, transportation and planning - Sustainability services and education - Land and water remediation and environmental consulting - Materials management and recycling Vancouver’s burgeoning success across these diverse areas ties directly into a City of Vancouver initiative, the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. It calls for doubling the number of green and local food jobs, part of an o...
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Vancouver's new housing affordability initiative is only going to increase the value of single detached homes even more, in my opinion. The price appreciation gap between detached single-family homes and condos has been increasing for the past 20 years. Back in 1977 there was very little difference in the average price of a condo compared to a single family home. Now that gap is huge! The average detached home is worth almost 3 times that of the average condo. This new initiative will help developers cut red tape and allow them to build denser housing projects faster and will result in more applications to rezone existing single family homes into multi family strata condos and townhomes. The math is quite simple if you redevelop more single family land into condos it will increase single ...
Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music. In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Vancouver, Canada with Roya, Shadi, Hoda, Sahar, Leif, Stefan, Marie, Nava, Sarah, Michele, Yasmin, Naseem and Geoffrey who sing “Blessed Is the Spot” from the Writings of Baha’u’llah. You can also download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/blessed-is-the-spot-friends-vancouver This song was filmed and recorded in Vancouver, Canada, January 2017. Discover more Baha'i-inspired content on BAHAIBLOG.NET Here is the quotation used for the lyrics: "Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place...
Get the latest from HYPEBEAST TV by hitting the SUBSCRIBE button! Meet Eric Savics and Danny Hagge, two skateboarders from the north shore of Vancouver who are transforming the world of bespoke timber furniture in their own unique way. Business partners and owners of Vancouver Urban Timberworks, Hagge and Savics create and craft one-of-a-kind furniture from their studio and workshop, in a sustainable and forward-thinking manner. Using reclaimed timber, unwanted and cut down in urban areas, the pair have developed and sustained a business with a modern outlook, that also embraces age-old techniques and commitment to craftmanship. HBTV made the trip out to the Timberworks to get a behind-the-scenes look at a genuinely inspiring initiative. For up-to-date news and more: http://HYPEBEAST....
Starbucks is known as a wildly successful international coffee chain, but with their new "Shared Planet" initiative the Seattle giant has embarked on a campaign to make their stores more environmentally sustainable. The Starbucks on Howe and Hastings in downtown Vancouver is the second LEED certified store in Canada, and uses reclaimed wood, smart use of water and advanced LED lighting amongst other methods to ensure the shop is environmentally friendly. JOC DIGITAL MEDIA
About the Safer Parking Initiative The Safer Parking Initiative (SPI) is a partnership between the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and a coalition of business partners including parking lot owners, operators, businesses and community groups. Our Vision: parking lots with greatly reduced levels of vehicle related crime and disorderly behavior. This will facilitate increased public use of parking, which will benefit businesses whose customers and employees drive to work, shop or use downtown services.
The SRO Renewal Initiative involved purchasing and completely renovating 13 Single Room Occupancy hotels in the Downtown Eastside. In 2013, BC Housing began renovations, investing $143 million to turn the 13 hotels into 900 units of supportive housing. The project wraps up December 2016 upon completion of renovations on the last remaining building.
When you think of high urban density, you might think of big land assembly projects that end up in blockbusting towers. It doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a “missing middle” between towers and single-family homes. Urban design experts Patrick Condon and Scot Hein tour some Vancouver projects to show that density can also come at a comfortable scale, whether it’s by repurposing a car repair shop or cloning a heritage house. Edited and photographed by Christopher Cheung. Music by Kevin MacLeod (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/) used under a CCAL (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
"Where Are We in the World?" is a series of films that feature sites around the Lower Mainland shaped by often ignored or hidden histories of struggle and agency. The focus of this new initiative is to provide a strong foundation experientially to answer the question of "where” we are in terms of UBC and Vancouver as places on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. This series is a partnership between St. John's College and Aboriginal Initiatives - Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology (CTLT) and is funded by the 2014-15 UBC Equity Enhancement Fund.
http://www.journalofcommerce.com Construction industry experts have long warned of an "experience gap" between senior management and young workers just entering the sector. Due to the bottoming out of the industry in the 1990s, the industry has lacked a core group of younger managers and executives to take over once the baby boomer generation retires. But several organizations are taking proactive measures to ensure the industry is in good hands in the coming decades. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has introduced U35, a networking organization for younger construction executives to meet, connect, and gain from the mentoring available to them by senior executives. U35 also performs community outreach, such as members painting social housing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside ...
Mayor Gregor Robertson reflects on Sole Food Street Farms, a successful urban agriculture initiative in Vancouver that supports the City's Greenest City goal for creating a healthy, sustainable food system. Learn more about the City's food initiatives that aim to benefit people, the local economy, environment, and development of our city. vancouver.ca/foodpolicy
The Vancouver, Wash., school district is moving quickly to put a digital learning device in the hands of nearly every student, an initiative the superintendent believes will prepare students for the jobs of the future. ____________________ Want more stories about schools across the nation, including the latest news and unique perspectives on education issues? Visit www.edweek.org. About Education Week: Education Week is America’s most trusted source of independent K-12 education news, analysis, and opinion. Our work serves to raise the level of understanding and discourse about education among school and district leaders, policymakers, researchers, teachers, and the public. Published by the nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week has been providing award-wi...
http://www.facebook.com/NVTV4 @novustv - https://twitter.com/#!/novustv www.novustv.ca The Blue Trees is a Vancouver Biennale initiative launched during the 2009-2011 exhibition that has gone on to become an international award winning public art installation created in over 14 cities across the world. This art installation brings environmental consciousness and social action together through community participation.
What do we need to be healthy and well? The Healthy City Strategy is the City of Vancouver's plan to create a healthy city for all of us, where everyone is thriving. Find out more and bring your ideas to http://vancouver.ca/healthycity4all - and follow the conversation on Twitter with #healthycity4all.
Designed to assist with the shortage of available shelters for the approximately 2000 homeless people living in Greater Vancouver, the Temporary Homeless Relief Shelter (THRS) initiative acts as a complement to existing shelters and/or an alternative for those not wishing or able to access existing shelters. The initiative will operate with the assistance of the community for the winter months and will provide approximately 240 shelter beds per month.
I composed the music for the MVC initiative (Metro Vancouver Commerce), who used this video during the 2010 Canadian Olympics in order to attract attention and potential business to the city of Vancouver. Several styles of music were used and combined in order to create a dynamic and ever-changing soundtrack. Lots of fun! Creative direction by Haymaker (Vancouver, BC).