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June 19 2006, Vancouver: Greg Searle helps launch EcoDensity Initiative at World Urban Forum

Vancouver Congress and Exhibition Centre. Mayor Sam Sullivan invited One Planet Communities to speak at the launch of his laudable new Vancouver EcoDensity Initiative as a kick-off to the Third World Urban Forum. The BBC – on hand for the World Urban Forum – ended up quoting one of our remarks. We wrote a short brief on ecological footprint impacts of densification, using the framework of the ten principles of One Planet Communities. Official quote: “EcoDensity promises to be one of the most important strategies to reducing the ecological footprint of Vancouver residents, and it will enhance their quality of life, too.”

Download Brief (129kb)

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