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“Sustainability 2.0 and the Quest for Resilient Cities” – Mar 5

February 26, 2013

From the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University: 

Sustainability 2.0 and the Quest for Resilient Cities 

Roy  Brooke, Director of the City of Victoria’s Sustainability Department 

The battle for successful sustainable development, and in particular addressing our society’s multitude of environmental challenges, will be won or lost in urban areas.  … Many cities are now the site of dramatic sustainability innovation and change, in locations as far flung as Curitiba, Stockholm and Victoria.  …

As heartening as these developments are, however, simply maintaining the   status quo   in cities requires a doubling of current sustainability performance.  “Winning the battle” – in other words, improving outcomes at a sale commensurate to the challenges we face, requires new forms of ‘Sustainability 2.0’ that focus not only on doing less bad but actually restoring, regenerating and rebuilding – not just in Canada, but around the world. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013  – 4:00 – 5:30 pm 

Harbour Centre Campus, Room 7000

Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street 

 
 

Roy  Brooke  is Director of the City of Victoria’s sustainability department. Previously, Roy worked as a humanitarian affairs officer and team leader on climate change adaptation and preparedness for the United Nations in Switzerland, and led United Nations Environment Programme country activities in Rwanda.

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