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  • Vancouver is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • Work is underway to deliver on this challenge to be the Greenest city in the world by 2020. Today I would like to discuss how this challenge be an opportunity for the City and industry to form a new relationship and help each other make Vancouver an even better place to live, work, invest in, and visit. The presentation will focus on how Vancouver has addressed green building policy and programs in new construction and that positions us well to move forward on retro-fits in a meaningful way.
  • Vancouver is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • Vancouver is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • The strategy is divided into three major buckets of activity, and in this presentation I will describe what these are, why they’re important, what we’re doing to address gaps and achieve successes, and how we will measure the outcomes. First, is focusing on expanding the City’s global brand on liveability and beauty to include a focus on the economy. Second, the plan focuses on supporting business growth and job creation, including global trade. Thirdly, there is a major focus on the retention and attraction of talent...competitiveness is increasingly reliant on the ability of our cities to retain and manage it skilled workforce.
  • We have carefully integrated all VEC’s activities and objectives into the three major areas of focus. We have also established hundreds of performance measures at both the micro and macro levels that I will talk about in a few slides.
  • 2012 10 10 meeting of the minds

    1. 1. Vancouver 2020A Bright Green Future
    2. 2. The Challenge
    3. 3. Region ofMetroVancouver2,116,581 persons2,877 km2$56,577 avg income42% English as a SecondLanguage39% Immigrants
    4. 4. City ofVancouver578,041 persons114 km2$58,80550% English as a SecondLanguage45% Immigrants
    5. 5. More Fast Facts on City of VancouverPopulation 578,041Employed 341,000Low Income (29%) 156,790Children and Youth under 18 years of age 87,045One-Parent Families (17%) 22,825Renter (56%) 132,755Owners 103,340Residents + workers + students + tourists = 1 millon/day
    6. 6. Greenest City Action TeamDavid Boyd • Dr. David Suzuki • Mike Harcourt • Linda Coady Gordon Price • Tamara Vrooman • Moura Quayle • Lindsay Cole • Rob Safrata • Karen Cooling • Mark Holland • Cheeying Ho • Alex Lau • Linda Nowlan 10
    7. 7. Green Economy, Green Jobs1. JOBS 12,000 new green jobs2. CLIMATE Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 %3. BUILDINGS All new construction carbon neutral; improve efficiency of existing buildings by 20%
    8. 8. Green Communities4. MOBILITY Majority of trips on foot, bicycle, & transit5. WASTE Reduce waste to landfill or incinerator by 50%6. ACCESS TO NATURE Every person lives within a five-minute walk of a park, beach, greenway, or other natural space; plant 150,000 additional trees in the city7. FOOTPRINT Reduce per capita footprint by 33%
    9. 9. Human Health8. WATER Meet or beat the most stringent of BC, Canadian and international drinking water standards and guidelines; Reduce per capita water consumption by 33% over 2006 levels.9. AIR Meet or beat the most stringent of BC, Canadian, and international air quality standards and guidelines.10. FOOD Increase food assets by 50%
    10. 10. ActionsSpeakLouderThanWords
    11. 11. Partnerships InternalEngagement StakeholderEngagement =  PublicEngagement
    12. 12. Can you say Pecha Kucha?2,000 + residents come out to kick off of talkgreentous.ca
    13. 13. We’re changing the buildings we work, live and play in.
    14. 14. And they will be powered by green technologiesThe Neighbourhood Energy Utility in Southeast False Creek
    15. 15. Our buildings will be carbon neutral by 2020
    16. 16. This house creates as much energy as it consumes
    19. 19. Making smart and sustainable transportation choices
    20. 20. Preparing for the next big thing Vancouver is the first Canadian city to require all new houses and developments to provide charging points for electric vehicles
    21. 21. Vancouver is aworld leader ingreenhouse gas emission reductions
    22. 22. We’re setting new standards
    23. 23. The Worldwide Green Economy will be Worth$571 BILLIONBY 2013
    24. 24. The Global Clean Energy Market will be Worth$350 BILLION BY 2020
    25. 25. The North American Green Economy will be Worth$430 BILLIONBY 2020
    26. 26. The Major Areas of Focus
    27. 27. The Vancouver EAS — AT A GLANCE
    28. 28. Technology: #1 in GDP Growth Technology grew at double the rate of the province overall 45
    29. 29. Technology: #2 in Jobs Growth % Growth Tech jobs grew 50% faster than the Province overall 46
    30. 30. creating a city that thinks like the web10/10/12
    31. 31. •data.vancouver.ca
    32. 32. • 150+ data sets• 45,000 data downloads • 206,136 visitsproperty information - geospatial data (e.g., cadastral, contours,…) -infrastructure (e.g., water, sewers, lighting,…)- local area boundaries - garbage collection - rapid transit
    33. 33. •2. Open Standards• the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media;
    34. 34. •3. Open Source Software• the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
    35. 35. “…Our experts were unanimous in their view that the city’s open- data initiative – which aims to make the city’s vast trove of data publicly available online – is a true breakthrough.” ~BC Business10/10/12
    36. 36. Can Vancouver be theGreenest City by 2020? www.mayorofvancouver.ca @MayorGregor