During Sustainability Awareness Week 2009, the University of Alberta hosted a blue ribbon panel of developers, planners, and architects from the Urban Land Institute to discuss strategies for the sustainable development of South Campus. Trends and Best Practices for Sustainable Community Development, a forum aimed at stimulating learning and discussion in the community, kicked off the week of consultations.
The speakers included Colin Soskolne, University of Alberta; Joe Van Belleghem of Dockside Green, Victoria, B.C.; Martin W. Janowitz from Stantec, Montreal; and Shannon Nichol from Seattle's Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. The symposium was moderated by Rob Shields, Academic Research Director for the City-Region Studies Centre.