In our rapidly urbanizing world, it has become increasingly important for cities to develop in balance with nature. “Eco-city” thinking has sparked the imagination of scholars and city builders for decades. While no true eco-city exists today, the philosophy has been applied in newer developments such as Vancouver’s Olympic Village.
In an informative two-hour walking tour around Olympic Village, we’ll see how the area was transformed from an abandoned industrial site to a thriving community for many species (humans too). Looking through a historical and ecological lens, we will discover how nature has been integrated throughout this high-density development, with some unexpected results.
Note: Tour starts and ends in the lobby of the Creekside Community Centre. We will walk at a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities for breaks.