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Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan, Cooper Site

As part of a plan to build a University of Waterloo satellite campus next to its downtown core, the City of Stratford completed a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and Remedial Action Plan for the Cooper Site, a 7-hectare former industrial site.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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Case study: Saint John explores options for district energy system

The City of Saint John studied the feasibility of a district energy system to serve buildings in the downtown area. These systems distribute thermal energy from a central facility to heat and cool multiple buildings.
District energy
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Case study: Community Sustainability Plan

The Town of Ladysmith developed a Sustainable Action Plan that provides the framework for sustainable prosperity throughout the 21st century. Adopting the plan is an important step toward achieving the Town's Sustainability Vision, which it developed in 2008-2009.
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District moves to revitalize downtown neighbourhood

To revive a downtown drained of stores and shoppers by malls on the highway that has skirted the community since 1990, the district of West Kelowna drafted a 25-year plan to remake the central Westbank Centre neighbourhood as a pedestrian-friendly place to live, work and play.
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Toronto’s Exhibition Place brightens pedestrian pathway with LED lights

Eager to showcase green technologies and save on electrical costs, Toronto's Exhibition Place replaced 50 high-pressure sodium lampposts along a pedestrian walkway with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.
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Case study: Water Treatment Plant Membrane Cleaning Study

To increase the efficiency of its water treatment process and reduce the use of chemicals, the City of Thunder Bay studied different methods for cleaning filtration membranes at its Bare Point Drinking Water Treatment Plant.
Wastewater management
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A 20-year blueprint for sustainable growth

To make this northern Manitoba mining community a healthier, more sustainable, and recreation-rich place to live, the City of Thompson adopted a plan to enhance the wintertime appeal of its parks.
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Protecting the Beaver River from damaging nutrients

The City of Cold Lake studied the feasibility of different wastewater treatment systems to improve effluent quality.
Wastewater management
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transportation Transportation

Case study: Imagining a people-oriented street

The City of Grande Prairie studied the feasibility of turning a four-lane thoroughfare into a mixed-use street with bike lanes, wider sidewalks, shopping and other amenities.
Active transportation
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Case study: How low-carbon design helps cut greenhouse gas emissions in half

Marwayne, AB revitalized its Center Street and reduced village's carbon footprint while creating an appealing space for residents doing day-to-day business and attending public events.
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Case study: Sustainable future for a riverside village

The Rural Municipality of St. François Xavier created a sustainable community plan to influence planning and development decisions affecting village infrastructure, transportation, community design and the environment.
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Case study: Vancouver becoming world's greenest city

Already known for environmental sustainability, the City of Vancouver has adopted a plan to become the world's greenest city by 2020.
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Case study: Sustainability Plans

The northwest B.C. Town of Smithers has completed comprehensive sustainability plans that will reduce public and private sector energy use and GHG emissions.
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Case study: Island community seeks to preserve quality of life

To foster job-generating growth without undermining its laid-back cottage-country lifestyle, the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands adopted a plan to extend the local tourist season and attract investment in golf courses, small breweries, honey farms and other businesses that appeal to visitors.
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John Street Apartments and Municipal Garage Project

The John Street Apartments (now called Chapelview) was undertaken in response to a growing need for affordable housing in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
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Case study: A sustainable vision for Grand Falls

The Town of Grand Falls created a five-year sustainable community plan that articulates the town's goals across eight themes, including economic development, environmental leadership and healthy living.
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Case study: Bromont 2030 A shared vision for sustainability

The City of Bromont, a tourist haven, is experiencing a population boom. The municipal council is taking steps to ensure that this growth occurs while respecting the environment, the surrounding countryside and the quality of life in the community.
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Case study: Regional Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville developed a Regional Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) that provides a strategic framework for its 12 municipalities (10 members and two partners) to address sustainability objectives and priorities.
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Case study: Aligning policies in an eco industrial zone

Partners in Project Green (a partnership managed by the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority) created tools to help harmonize land-use policies in the eco-industrial area around Toronto's airport.
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Case study: Campbell River works with First Nations to plan a sustainable future

The Campbell River Community Plan charts a course to preserve the environment, develop the economy and manage growth.
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