Day One – October 4, 2012
|8 – 8:30 a.m.||Conference Registration and Refreshments|
|8:30 – 8:45 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
|8:45 – 10 a.m.||
CVC’s annual Low Impact Development (LID) Conference features two keynote speakers – world renowned architect Dr. Avi Friedman and Mayor Steve Parish of the Town of Ajax, ON. Through dynamic presentations that draw on examples from around the world, the keynotes will explore urban development challenges and innovative approaches to creating sustainable communities that balance economic, social and environmental needs. Dr. Friedman and Mayor Parish will discuss the intrinsic and economic value of the largest freshwater system on earth – the Great Lakes – and why protecting this system from threats like stormwater runoff is so critical. LID will be highlighted as a key tool for municipalities and developers to address these issues and help foster growth of the green economy in Ontario.
|10 – 12 p.m||
EQuilibrium™ Communities Initiative Panel
Developers of sustainable neighbourhood projects will describe the LID features their teams explored and built in their projects, including the processes they followed to balance affordability and occupant suitability/marketability with maximizing the environmental performance of their projects.
EQuilibrium™ Communities neighbourhood development projects:
Station Pointe Greens, Edmonton, AB Project
In the afternoon conference participants can select one of three breakout sessions. These sessions will showcase leaders in LID adoption across a variety of land-use sectors and provide a forum in which participants and speakers can exchange ideas and solutions to common barriers. These sessions are intended to be interactive, sparking discussion and debate on the best approaches to promote the implementation of LID. The feedback generated through the presentations and panel sessions will be used to support the development of ‘How-to Guides’ being developed by CVC as part of its Showcasing Water Innovation project.
Choose from one of three break out classroom sessions:
|Break out Session 1: Implementing LID within Residential Lands and Road Right of Ways|
|Break out Session 2: Implementing LID within Public Lands|
|Break out Session 3: Implementing LID within Industrial and Commercial Lands|
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