CITY AND DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – September 29, 2021
Walking the streets of any city, it is commonplace to be surrounded by cranes, scaffolding and other construction tools. Construction and demolition are a part of the everyday life of urban centres, but does the waste production that comes along with it need to be?
PUBLIC PANEL EVENT OUTCOMES
On September 29th, 2021, zero waste stakeholders and a deconstruction specialist gathered around the same table to question the waste produced in the existing construction model and discuss how to bring more circularity to the sector.
For this Design Thinking training, the District and City of North Vancouver challenged the two groups of participants to reflect on the lack of market for the reuse of construction, demolition, and deconstruction materials. After doing a deep dive on the question, education of both stakeholders in the industry and the general public, as well as infrastructure, were determined to be the priority. It will take several forms, including pilot projects, collaboration, and partnerships.
ABOUT THE ECOHACK-A-CITY SERIES
Municipalities are in a unique position to make real strides in the fight for a more sustainable future. The EcoHack-a-city initiative is designed to strengthen the ties among stakeholders who can support this ecological transition!
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