Category Archives: Sustainability

New EcoDistricts Protocol Aims for Green Building at Scale

Want to get your neighborhood from here to there—where “there” is more social justice, environmental health, and economic growth? You’ll need directions.  It’s becoming clearer that we need to address energy, water, land use, environmental justice, and other green building issues within whole communities. Meanwhile, most of the work still … Continue reading New EcoDistricts Protocol Aims for Green Building at Scale

EcoDistricts: Think Outside the Building Update

EcoDistricts Protocol Open Comment Period Starts Next Week Five years of rigorous development, including input from more than 100 expert advisors worldwide, will culminate this February in the global publication of the EcoDistricts Protocol — the first process-based framework for sustainable, neighborhood- and district-scale urban regeneration. A pre-publication open comment period will … Continue reading EcoDistricts: Think Outside the Building Update

CanU End of Year Wrap Up 2015!

Introductory editor’s note: The Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) is a national non-profit information and advocacy group incorporated in 2009. CanU membership includes many of Canada’s leading urban experts, from the fields of city planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation, community development, and other related disciplines.  CanU recognizes the … Continue reading CanU End of Year Wrap Up 2015!

“100% Possible Climate March” – November 29th – Parliament Hill

Friends and Colleagues, 2016 is a watershed year for Global Climate Action, and it’s imperative that the next Paris Conference of the Parties (COP) move the World forward to truly catalyze substantive and enduring action on climate and the reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions: building a clean energy future. … Continue reading “100% Possible Climate March” – November 29th – Parliament Hill

McKinsey & Company: Building the cities of the future with green districts

Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically. At the current pace of urbanization, the world’s cities will add 65 million inhabitants a year between now and 2025. The resulting demand for infrastructure will mean that each year, India alone will need to add as much floor space as exists in … Continue reading McKinsey & Company: Building the cities of the future with green districts

Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

As part of the  proceedings at the APTi Conference in Quebec City in October 2014 Heritage BC and Parks Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places provided an information sheet featuring the forthcoming Building Resilience Guidelines.  The information sheet provided an overview of the document’s purpose, it’s connection … Continue reading Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

APTi Members join in the People’s Climate March in New York City

Members of the Association of Preservation Technology International and their Technical Committee of Sustainable Preservation made their presence known at the Climate March in NYC on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Members joined with a few people with extra signs for sustainable conservation who just happened to be making a case for … Continue reading APTi Members join in the People’s Climate March in New York City