Dear farm friends,
- Transferring housing density from the UBC Farm to other parts of campus concurs with Smart Growth principles and will help to create more sustainable, livable neighbourhoods on campus.
- Quite apart from the consideration of the UBC Farm, designing compact communities will make UBC a better place to live. For instance, densely-built neighbourhoods help to support:
- Mixed, affordable housing options
- Physical activity through walkable, bike-friendly neighbourhoods
- Well-serviced transit networks, along with associated air quality benefits
- Environmental benefits, such as efficiently recovering heat, water and organic waste
- Retail, recreational and child care facilities, enabling people to work, play, and shop in the places that they live
- A more vibrant sense of community and reduced experience of being a “commuter campus”
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Place: MBA House, 3385 Wesbrook Mall
- Public Open House – 4:30-5:45pm,
- Q&A Session – 6-7pm
- Public Open House – 7-7:30pm
Please note that the Open House display boards will not be available during the Q&A portion.
Online consultation on the amendments will run from October 21-November 3.