Category Archives: Vancouver

Upcoming event – Our Voices : Youth Building A Connected City

If you could create a city where people felt connected and not isolated, supported and not alone, how would you do it? Designed for youth, by youth, the Our Voices: Youth Building a Connected City conference will explore issues related … Continue reading

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Building More Sustainable Cities: Urban recyclers – the need for proper storage and sorting space

By Steven Charters Despite working on the margins of many cities around the world, informal recyclers are playing important roles in urban waste disposal: collecting, sorting and returning discarded recyclables from city streets, parks, alleys and beachfronts. There may be … Continue reading

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Greening the Greenest City – With Youth!

 Eric Brown is SCI’s Youth-Led Development Coordinator. ~  ~ Sustainable Cities International co-hosted a workshop with the Vancouver Parks Board to engage youth in the issue of access to nature in Vancouver. The workshop, titled Greening the Greenest City, took … Continue reading

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Innovations in Supporting Informal Livelihoods at the 2012 SCI Network Symposium

Today was an incredibly busy day, and the Sustainable Cities International Network Symposium hasn’t even started!  This morning, a packed room of network members from around the world took part in a pre-symposium session that looked at an area of … Continue reading

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Carbonn Launches First Climate Registry Report for Cities

By Margaret McKenzie, Senior Associate, SCI CIDA Africa Program COP17 is in its second week and there is increasing uncertainty about the possibility of clear agreements on global action to present climate change. The launch of the first annual report of … Continue reading

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SCI Engages Youth in Downtown Vancouver Greenway Project

This week, Sustainable Cities International is engaging young people in the development of the Comox-Helmcken Greenway in Downtown Vancouver. The proposed active transportation route will link Stanley Park to False Creek through the West End and Yaletown neighbourhoods. The greenway  … Continue reading

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SCI Unveils New Research Program

We are very pleased to introduce Alex Aylett, SCI’s new Research Director.  Based in Montreal, he is a sustainability researcher and consultant, and a Trudeau Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He has worked on urban … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to our new Latin American City Project Officer, and our new Network Members, Tulancingo, Mexico!

A warm welcome to Edna Aguinaga – SCI Latin American City Project Officer! Edna has worked in sustainability issues for over 10 years, in developing and developed countries. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the … Continue reading

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SCI receives recognition at Colima’s 9th National Conference of Local Urban Observatories

Well done, team! Our CEO, Jane McRae, and our Youth Led Development Officer, Eric Brown, are participating in Colima’s 9th National Conference of Local Urban Observatories. Sogen Moodley, our city member representative from Durban, South Africa has also joined to discuss the … Continue reading

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