Urban Sanctuary Project

Celebrating 100 years of the Migratory Bird Convention Act in Canada.

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Top 5 Water Challenges in BC

British Columbia’s past, present, and future are intertwined with water. Lakes, rivers, aquifers, and glaciers were—and remain—critical to Indigenous populations in all aspects of life, and were important to early settlers for transport and resource development. More recently, development in British Columbia has included the damming of rivers and creation of a vast network of hydropower—now the source of 90 per cent of the province’s electricity.

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Transportation Systems & Urban Development Patterns for a One Planet Region

Good planets are difficult to find. Let’s take good care of the one we have!

Humanity is shifting from about 80% rural in 1900 to about 80% urban in 2100. The density with which new urban residents live will significantly affect the total amount of openspace (farmland and natural habitat) that will be displaced by development. More compact development (more than 20 residents per hectare) provides large savings and benefits. Our challenge is to increase both density and residents’ quality of life.

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