RiverSides and the Canadian
Urban Institute are hosting a roundtable discussion of how to achieve low
impact development for the planned community of Seaton in the GTA Greenbelt. Noted
U.S. developer John A Clark (Haymount, Virginia) will outline the process by
which he designed and developed Haymount in conversation with Toronto architect
John Van Nostrand, a leading planner and architect of Seaton. This roundtable
is the first in a series of events hosted by RiverSides to advance the
understanding and application of Low Impact Development in the Greater Toronto
Area by encouraging discussion, knowledge building and partnerships between
developers, municipal officials, watershed protection NGOs and the public.
forward to your participation.
>From Sustainability: Low Impact Development Techniques that yield High Impact
John A. Clark, Director,
Developers and builders use Low Impact
Development (LID) techniques of smart growth and ecological design to minimize
harmful impacts on our waterways, and to conserve electricity and water
throughout a development. This engaging breakfast seminar outlines how applied
LID techniques protect fragile greenbelt resources around Toronto, while
ensuring that development is economically viable and profitable.
Noted U.S. developer, John A Clark, will explain why he chose LID management
practices for the development of Haymount, a 1700 acre, 4,000-unit town in
rural Virginia. When complete, Haymount will recycle its own water, have
distinct and walkable neighbourhoods, an organic farm, and a greenbelt among
other features of sustainable design. John
van Nostrand, noted Canadian architect and planner will discuss how
these concepts can be applied to Seaton, a planned community northeast of
RiverSides is a
not for profit NGO specializing in low impact development for urban watersheds,
and advanced social marketing of storm water management best management practices.
For more information visit, www.riversides.org
Date: December 7, 2006
Time: 7:45AM to 9:45AM
Location: Metro Hall, Room 308/309,
55 John St., Toronto, ON - Fees: $32.00 CUI Members/Students -$40.00
Kevin Mercer |
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Water Quality Begins"
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