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Workshop 1 – Sustainability: Concepts and metrics

The purpose of workshop #1 was to examine a number of visions of a sustainable society and explore various metrics that could be associated with these visions.

The workbook for workshop #1 consists of selections describing various visions of sustainable societies or sustainable communities, including the Citiesplus exercise for Greater Vancouver, QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) and key targets or draft end-state goals from selected studies. There is also a selection of important works on sustainable societies or visions as chosen by a panel of leading Canadian environmentalists.

Workshop #1 took place on November 18, 2008 with approximately 10 participants, who shared their experience of sustainable societies and exercises, and discussed the merits of various metrics to describe such a society or community.

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