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Resilient Renewable Cities

Carbon Talks

Monday, 2 November 2015 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (PST)

Resilient Renewable Cities

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How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewables 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.

The purpose of this event is to discuss how to best reconcile increasing renewable energy supply while reducing energy use and ensuring resiliency.

Join us for a free public dialogue with two renowned experts on urban planning and adaptation:

  • Larry Beasley, 'Distinguished Practice' Professor of Planning, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and Founding Principal, Beasley and Associates
  • Stephen Sheppard, Director, UBC Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

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Can't make the dialogue? No problem, tune in to the free live webcast

This event is being conducted in partnership with SFU Public Square's 2015 Community Summit: We The City (Oct 30 – Nov 7). Learn more at


SFU Public Square



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When & Where

SFU Harbour Centre - Room 1800
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Monday, 2 November 2015 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (PST)

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Carbon Talks

Carbon Talks is a partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, in collaboration with SFU’s Beedie School of Business, the School for Public Policy and the School for International Studies. Our goal is to advance Canadian global competitiveness by shifting to a low-carbon economy. We would like to thank the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for supporting the live webcasts and the North Growth Foundation for our core funding.

What is a Carbon Talk?  We hold free public dialogues  several times per year. Each talk looks at a different piece of the low-carbon puzzle and consists of a presentation and question and answer segment. If you would like to be notified and invited to upcoming talks, please subscribe to our newsletter. Did you miss a Carbon Talk? Check out our YouTube Channel for previous dialogues.

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