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.