Sunday, November 20, 2011

Celebrating Green Infastructure Innovation program was launched in Metro Vancouver in 2006

Flashback to 2006
The 2006 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series in the Metro Vancouver region was an outcome of a Consultation Workshop hosted by the City of Surrey in May 2005. The program was launched in May 2006, and was organized as a workshop in the morning followed by field tour in the afternoon. 

This format created opportunities for practitioners to network and share "how to do it" experiences on the ground. The host municipalities set the scene for the field tour by providing comprehensive and in-depth presentations. 
“The goal of the Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program was to build regional capacity through sharing of green infrastructure approaches, experiences and lessons learned as an outcome of ‘designing with nature'. The program was launched in May 2006 as a provincial pilot when the first event in the Showcasing Innovation Series was hosted by the District of North Vancouver," stated Paul Ham, Past-Chair of the Green Infrastructure Partnership (and former General Manager of Engineering with the City of Surrey) when explaining the origin of the series.

To Learn More: To download a report about program development, click on Celebrating Green Infrastructure: Summary Report on 2006 Showcasing Innovation Series. To access the homepage established on the Water Bucket website for the series, click here.

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