Resilient Renewable Cities

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SFU Harbour Centre - 515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewables while ensuring resiliency in a city?

A number of global cities, including the City of Vancouver, have adopted a 100% renewable energy target in one or more of their electricity, heating & cooling, and transportation sectors. While reaching these goals will require a shift towards renewables, the foundation lies in changing the way we plan and build cities and consume energy. Canadian cities are also on the forefront of coping with the impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather, and any urban planning and renewable energy strategy will need to keep the realities of a changing environment in mind. Moreover, any plan for achieving ambitious renewable energy and livability goals lies in a massive increase in energy efficiency.

The purpose of this event is to discuss how to best reconcile increasing renewable energy supply while reducing energy use and ensuring resiliency.

Join us for a free public dialogue with two renowned experts on urban planning and adaptation:

>Larry Beasley, ‘Distinguished Practice’ Professor of Planning, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and Founding Principal, Beasley and Associates

>Stephen Sheppard, Director, UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

This event is being conducted in partnership with SFU Public Square’s 2015 Community Summit: We The City (Oct 30 – Nov 7). Learn more at

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