New Partnership Created to Develop a Comparative Understanding of Ecoquartier Policy

As part of launching our partnership with French colleagues into a comparative understanding of model sustainable neighbourhood policy and results in France and Canada, Dr. Meg Holden was interviewed by the French Embassy. Funders of this special investigation are the France-Canada Research Fund and MITACS. On the English page, you can listen to an audio … More New Partnership Created to Develop a Comparative Understanding of Ecoquartier Policy

Social Sustainability: Answering to the Cohesion Needs of Globalized Cities

By Rahil Adeli Introduction: Globalization Creates Problems and Opportunities for Social Sustainability The quantity and quality of community cohesion in cities has undergone great changes through globalization. In terms of social and community cohesion, researchers harken to the days before the 1950s, when local communities were almost entirely oriented around a single local industry. For … More Social Sustainability: Answering to the Cohesion Needs of Globalized Cities

The French econeighborhood policy: issues in national certification (part 1)

By Hugo Rochard Introduction A global race has taken off to redefine development paths for advanced postindustrial societies in time to address the ominous threats of environmental changes and unsustainable societal trends. One area of innovation is the model sustainable neighborhood. These developments take many names and are designed with a range of different frameworks … More The French econeighborhood policy: issues in national certification (part 1)

The French econeighborhood policy: issues in national certification (part 2)

By Hugo Rochard Part 2: Evolutions and challenges for the French label Since the two first national competitions in 2009 and 2011, the ÉcoQuartier label has undergone minor modifications (figure 4). With a view to improving the ÉcoQuartier Charter, Alain Jund, Vice-President of the Eurométropole of Strasbourg, was tasked by the Ministry in November 2016 … More The French econeighborhood policy: issues in national certification (part 2)

Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie III

By Apolline POIROUX Résumé De nombreuses organisations de certification et labellisation d’écoquartiers ont vu le jour ces dernières années à travers le monde. Chacune d’entre elles retient des critères propres pour définir la notion d’écoquartier. Dans cet article, nous nous sommes intéressés à comparer la certification LEED ND (Neighbourhood Development), utilisée en majorité en Amérique … More Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie III

Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie II

By Apolline POIROUX Résumé De nombreuses organisations de certification et labellisation d’écoquartiers ont vu le jour ces dernières années à travers le monde. Chacune d’entre elles retient des critères propres pour définir la notion d’écoquartier. Dans cet article, nous nous sommes intéressés à comparer la certification LEED ND (Neighbourhood Development), utilisée en majorité en Amérique … More Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie II

Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie I

By Apolline POIROUX Résumé De nombreuses organisations de certification et labellisation d’écoquartiers ont vu le jour ces dernières années à travers le monde. Chacune d’entre elles retient des critères propres pour définir la notion d’écoquartier. Dans cet article, nous nous sommes intéressés à comparer la certification LEED ND (Neighbourhood Development), utilisée en majorité en Amérique … More Comparaison de la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) et du label EcoQuartier. Partie I

New community innovations in Chinese cities – Part I: Cohousing in China

By Katie Sperry Sharing and cooperation are evolved, sociocultural traits that have played an integral part in human social and cultural evolution (Nowak, 2011). In modern societies, private interests have been prioritized at the cost of shared interests. This is particularly prevalent in contemporary urban areas, where sociocultural or informal sharing still occurs, but has … More New community innovations in Chinese cities – Part I: Cohousing in China

New community innovations in Chinese cities – Part II: Coworking and Non-Communist Cohousing in Chinese Cities

By Katie Sperry The first co-working space in China was established in 2009; three organizers of a series of informal art-technology gatherings in coffee houses, galleries, and private studios across Shanghai decided to start a coworking enterprise called XinDanWei (新单位 translated into English: new work-unit). Similar to coworking spaces in other countries, XinDanWei was established … More New community innovations in Chinese cities – Part II: Coworking and Non-Communist Cohousing in Chinese Cities

New Partnerships Needed for New Kinds of Neighbourhoods

By Dr. Meg Holden Model sustainable neighbourhoods today are being built by new kinds of partnerships in new kinds of structures. Arguments exist from a number of different perspectives about why this is needed: to build financial capacity, to close gaps in jurisdiction and authority over different pieces of a project, to distribute risk, to … More New Partnerships Needed for New Kinds of Neighbourhoods