7:30am – Registration and Light Breakfast
8:00am – Introduction and launch of Home Performance Index – Pat Barry, IGBC
8.15am – Main session chaired by Sean O’Leary, Irish Planning Institute
Planning for the 21st Century
The Irish Planning Institute and the Irish Green Building Council are delighted to host Councillor Andrea Reimer of the City of Vancouver at this free event with the kind sponsorship of the Canadian Embassy.
Cllr. Reimer will be discussing the strategy, vision and planning that helped Vancouver be named one of the World’s Greenest Cities.
Cllr Reimer’s presentation will be followed by a response from John O’Hara, Dublin City Council City Planning Officer on the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 and its approach to a compact, quality, green, connected city.
As deputy mayor, Cllr Andrea Reimer led the efforts to make Vancouver a global leader in environmental action which resulted in Vancouver being named the fourth greenest city on Earth in 2014. Vancouver also won the WGBC Public Sector Leadership in Green Building award in 2013. For this presentation Cllr Andrea Reimer will detail how Vancouver’s city planners set about achieving their target to become the Greenest City on Earth.
The Vancouver plan has clear numerical goals set out under three broad categories: Zero Emissions, Zero waste and Healthy eco systems. The last of these includes access to nature, clean water and local food. Within these are a series of sub targets such as ensuring that 95% of citizens are within 5 minutes’ walk of green space. All new buildings are to be climate neutral by 2020 with an overall cut of 33% in the citizen’s ecological footprint by 2020.
In terms of process since 2010 Vancouver has had a 19% rise in Green jobs in the areas of Green building, local food, and green transportation and they have achieved a 30% increase in local food production.
This is a free event. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
Bookings are closed for this event.