Submitted by: Bahareh Reza
The urban environment – buildings, cities and infrastructure – represents one of the most important contributors to climate change, while at the same time holding the key to a more sustainable way of living. This research aims to investigate the transformation strategies from traditional to sustainable systems for a new neighbourhood development in the Okanagan Valley. New Monaco, a master-planned community that aims to be Canada’s healthiest and most sustainable community will be used as a case study. The District of Peachland, New Monaco Enterprise, Focus Corporation, Fortis BC, and Urban Systems are the industrial collaborators in this ambitious research project.