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My proposal consist of create a public promenade along the Lower Mainland sea coast that will connect the existing Sea wall and main urban open Spaces that will create a natural barrier for the new sea level.

overview of the idea

Throughout a comprehensive, careful legislation and urban planning, government would acquire and transform the designated areas on the map into a public green buffer that separates the sea coast and the private and developed areas. This will connect all the existing green spaces at the coast such as Terra Nova Rural Park (Richmond), Iona Beach Regional Park (YVR), Pacific Spirit Regional Park (UBC) and Stanley park.

This green buffer will raise the existing topography and create a natural barrier between the expected new sea level and the Lower Mainland.nce the whole green buffer is completed, part of it will be transformed into a public promenade that will connect the entire lower Mainland sea coast into a public space. This project will connect as an extension of the current English Bay sea wall and create a public promenade that will allow the residents to walk/bike along the sea from Gastown to Delta and adapt the Region to the new sea level.


how it works

Step 1 
Pursue focused and coherent action on sustainable development that meets Rio+20 conference guidelines. Continue reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and invest in sustainable energies that reduce global warming and, therefore, minimize the rising of sea level.

Step 2 
Throughout a comprehensive, careful legislation and urban planning, government would acquire and transform the designated areas on the map shown below into a public green buffer that separates the sea coast and the private and developed areas. This will connect all the existing green spaces at the coast such as Terra Nova Rural Park (Richmond), Iona Beach Regional Park (YVR), Pacific Spirit Regional Park (UBC) and Stanley park. This green buffer will raise the existing topography and create a natural barrier between the expected new sea level and the Lower Mainland.  

Step 3 
Once the whole green buffer is completed, part of it will be transformed into a public promenade that will connect the entire lower Mainland sea coast into a public space. This project will connect as an extension of the current English Bay sea wall and create a public promenade that will allow the residents to walk/bike along the sea from Gastown to Delta and adapt the Region to the new sea level.

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How communities will adapt and thrive

Throughout a comprehensive, careful legislation and urban planning, government would acquire and transform the designated areas on the map shown below into a promenade combined with a public green space that separates the sea coast and the private and developed areas. Communities will collaborate in the design of the promenade and public spaces according to their specific location.

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