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Day 2 & Day 3 - Social, Cultural and Community Sustainability
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2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference February 27th - March 1st

2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference February 27th - March 1st | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

Have you booked your conference pass for the 4 Day Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) Conference, February 27th - March 1st?  http://bit.ly/ycBn1x 

 

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Thank you to our Sponsor: CMHC for supporting the 5th BSC Conference

Thank you to our Sponsor: CMHC for supporting the 5th BSC Conference | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

CMHC on Sustainable Community Planning:

"Our goal is to encourage neighbourhood design and land use planning approaches that reduce costs and environmental impacts, while maintaining community liveability. In this section you will find examples of best practices in design and development, tools for planners and designers, and other research on sustainability."

CMHC Sustainable Community Planning Page: http://bit.ly/vEkPNW

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Day 3 Panelist: Mogens Smed, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Day 3 Panelist: Mogens Smed, DIRTT Environmental Solutions | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

DIRTT, We are at the tipping point. Simply recycling massive amounts of waste will not tip the balance back. A checklist will never create true sustainability.

 

DIRTT GREEN LEARNING CENTERS

As a living demonstration of the benefits of choosing quality over quantity, each of DIRTT's Green Learning Centers thrives in minimal real estate footprints. Even DIRTT's largest GLC, in Chicago, is a fraction the square footage of a typical showroom for a company our size. Yet, the combination of good design and our space saving solutions offers you an excellent example of efficiency and beauty. Please stop by any of our Green Learning Centers to see for yourself.

DIRTT products: http://bit.ly/vQew9H

Breathe Living Walls: http://bit.ly/umAHDo

DIRTT materials and production: http://bit.ly/vCSAEa

More on Mogens Smed: http://bit.ly/trLicA

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2012 BSC Speaker Mark Holland in Promo Video - Developers.mov

Dynamic speaker Mark Holland is one of BC’s leading sustainability planners and thinkers. In 2009, he was appointed to the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team alongside such leaders as Dr. David Suzuki and former BC Premier Mike Harcourt. A LEED™-accredited planner, Mark’s past work includes serving as the project coordinator for the Southeast False Creek development project, site of the 2010 Olympic Village and a leading model of sustainability in North America.Mark is considered one of the more innovative thinkers on sustainable cities of his generation including being credited with authoring many emerging ideas and frameworks such as the 8 Pillars of a Sustainable Community, the 10 Pillars of a Sustainable Business, Agricultural Urbanism, Urban Magnets and subculture precincts for downtown revitalization, and the acclaimed Resilient Cities Manifesto in 2009. His concept of Experience-Driven Planning when applied to the Town of Ladysmith won the top award for small town planning in Canada in 2009 from the Canadian Institute of Planners, and in 2004 he was selected as one of Vancouver’s top 40 under 40 by Business in Vancouver Magazine.

Mark Holland speaks several times at the 5th BSC Conference: http://bit.ly/uxzToW

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Day 3 Keynote: Mark Roseland on SUSTAINABILITY: The Rear View Mirror and the Crystal Ball

Dr. Mark Roseland is the director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development and a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management....

 

Dr. Roseland has published widely, and his work has been cited in numerous journals. Over 12,000 copies of his book Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and Their Governments were first distributed internationally by the Government of Canada’s National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy; a revised and updated third edition of this landmark book was published by New Society Publishers in 2005. Dr. Roseland has been awarded over 30 funded research projects from a wide range of sources. In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Roseland’s teaching also has a direct impact on sustainable community development through his focus on research topics for his students that address current planning and development initiatives.

 

 More on Mark Roseland: http://bit.ly/rCSC7M

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Angela of Green Step is facilitating the Business Panel at the 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference!

Angela of Green Step is facilitating the Business Panel at the 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference! | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it
Let GreenStep help your business to understand and apply the opportunities and benefits that arise from integrating sustainability principles, now and into the future.

 

Green Step works with Green Table, BC Hydro, FortisBC and Climate Smart to provide businesses with sustainable solutions.

 

Green Step Website: http://green-step.ca/services

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Day 3 Jan Vozenilek, Copper Sky Productions on: Midway Island Plastic Dead Zone

Day 3 Jan Vozenilek, Copper Sky Productions on: Midway Island Plastic Dead Zone | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

Jan Vozenilek: cinematographer : photographer : media artist..."The third Midway expedition was unlike the previous two. This was the first time we had a chance to witness the innocence of the Albatross chicks. Their kind, gentle demeanor. Their love and curiosity. It was absolutely wonderful!" From Jan Vozenilek's Midway Island Blog: http://bit.ly/9crUd1

Jan's bio here: http://bit.ly/uUf5hk  

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Day 3 Panelist: Dr. Keith Culver, Okanagan Sustainability Institute

Day 3 Panelist: Dr. Keith Culver, Okanagan Sustainability Institute | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

The OSI is an interdisciplinary, inter-faculty institute dedicated to basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative works relevant to issues of long-term sustainability within the Okanagan region and beyond. Membership derives from interested and actively engaged faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan, richly complemented by an array of partnerships that activate and leverage capacity and expertise beyond the University.

More on Keith Culver: http://bit.ly/tEOoCU

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Day 3 Keynote: William Rees on ECONOMICS: Balancing Human Needs with Ecological Imperatives

Day 3 Keynote: William Rees on ECONOMICS: Balancing Human Needs with Ecological Imperatives | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

“Ecological Footprint” was born at UBC

In 1990, Dr. William Rees of UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning introduced a new way to measure human demands on the planet.

Working with doctoral student Mathis Wackernagel, he originated “ecological footprint” analysis (EFA) – a framework that describes the amount of productive land needed to support a given population. With EFA, Rees showed that North Americans use far more than their share of the world’s resources.

Ecological footprint is now an idea that’s used routinely when thinking and talking about sustainability. Professor Rees has been internationally recognized for outstanding achievement, innovative approaches to issues of public policy, and commitment to public engagement.

 

Profile of Dr. William Rees: http://bit.ly/rrChwR

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Day 2 Keynote: Jon Hawkes (AU) on " Understanding the Social & Cultural Pillars of Community Sustainability

Day 2 Keynote: Jon Hawkes (AU) on " Understanding the Social & Cultural Pillars of Community Sustainability | Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference | Scoop.it

‘The Fourth Pillar’ provides a clear definition of culture, analyses its function within the emerging new planning paradigms and proposes practical measures for the integration of a cultural perspective into the public sphere. Its key conclusion is that a whole-of-government cultural framework, operating in parallel with social, environmental and economic frameworks, is essential for the achievement of a sustainable and healthy society.

 

 

Jon Hawkes Bio: http://bit.ly/u8rAIT

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