New MC3 Case Synopsis Released: City of Vancouver

Submitted by robertgnewell on 3 January 2013

A new Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) case study synopsis has been released, featuring the City of Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver is the largest municipality in British Columbia and is located in the southeastern corner of the province, bounded to the west and north by Burrard Inlet and to the south by the Fraser River (a major shipping route). The City of Vancouver is an early innovator with regard to addressing climate change. Most directly, one can trace the policy history to the 1990 Clouds of Change report, spearheaded by then-Councillor Gordon Price. Reaching further back, however, we can also include in this history of forerunning climate policy the provincial 1972 Agricultural Land Reserve Act, the 1973 Choosing Our Future process, and the civic struggle to stop freeway expansion along the downtown waterfront through historic Chinatown in the late 1960s.

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