1. Larry Beasley, former Director of City Planning, City of Vancouver, BC, talks about the consequences of having more than half the world's people living in cities. We must work hard to imagine and create innovative ways to accommodate this influx of people while maintaining the quality of life for the residents.

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  2. Jim Hancock, Architect - An international authority on residential high rise design, talks about how both municipal rules and market expectations act to freeze critical design innovation

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  3. Terrence Williams - Lead Architect, Dockside Green, Victoria gives some insight and an intimate tour in the highly advanced environmentally sensitive building in Victoria. Dockside Green has won numerous awards for its innovative design and is the source of inspiration for many green builders.

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  4. Patrick Condon - UBC, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Communities discusses the need for designing a creative process that will entice communities to participate in the planning and designing the future of their own cities and future needs.

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  5. Mark Sager and Steve Hynes embark on the vibrant and busy streets of Copenhagen, experiencing a glimpse into the bike culture that serves as a central source of transportation for this exciting city.

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Environmental and Social Sustainability

Steve Hynes

We appear individually powerless to change the great structures that condition our lives. But if we understand their influence we can make local, incremental improvements. Working together in a variety of ways we can create and animate places that focus


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We appear individually powerless to change the great structures that condition our lives. But if we understand their influence we can make local, incremental improvements. Working together in a variety of ways we can create and animate places that focus our humanity and improve our lives. We call this social sustainability and we believe that environmental sustainability naturally follows in its wake, as people care about the places they love.

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