Source: Carbon Talks

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewable energy 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.

For more discussion on these issues, check out this upcoming Carbon Talks event on renewable and resilient cities. This event takes place Monday November 2nd, from 12:30-1:30 pm at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus.

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, will be one of the speakers at this event. Deborah will be joined by Larry Beasley, Professor of Planning at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning and Founding Principal at Beasley and Associates.

Though this event is free, please register in advance here!