Ledingham Legacy

Interior Designers of Canada and the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia have introduced a new legacy foundation in honour of Bob Ledingham, one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers. Bob, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year, was a leader within the design community and integral in the development of the interior design professional accreditation process. In keeping with the spirit of his work, the Robert Ledingham Legacy Foundation will help fund annual student scholarships. For more information, click here.

Revised Professional Conduct Process Rules

At its September 2013 meeting, AIBC Council has approved revisions to the institute’s Rules for the Professional Conduct Process. This updated document, reflects recent amendments to the Architects Act and AIBC Bylaws that establish a process for consensual resolution. Click here for an index of AIBC documents.

Sustainable Region Initiative: Food Scrap Recycling

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. Please check the web site often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Sustainable Community Breakfast: Rolling Out Food Scraps Recycling in Multi-family Buildings

In 2015, food scraps will be banned from the garbage throughout the Metro Vancouver region. Learn how the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody and Vancouver are tackling this challenge in multi-family residences. Two breakfasts are planned:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
British Columbia Institute of Technology Vancouver Campus, 555 Seymour Street
Click here to register online.

Port Moody             
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive
Click here to register online.

Confirmed speakers include Mike Clay, Mayor – Port Moody (Oct. 23); Kristian Davis, Supervisor, Solid Waste & Recycling Branch – City of New Westminster (October 9 and 23); Murray Mollard, Project Co-director – Trashtalk (October 9); and Tracey Tobin, Environmental Services Officer – City of Burnaby (October 9 and 23).

Time to Connect Land-use, Transit Policies

By Bob Ransford, Vancouver Sun
September 28, 2013

I was far from joking the other day when I responded on Twitter to one of the people who were part of the group that gathered at Vancouver city hall Tuesday to protest plans to increase density in some suburban neighbourhoods close to core of the city. In response to Jonathan Baker’s suggestion that this rather lacklustre protest was a “rebellion,” I suggested the group were “rebels for more bridges, highways and high housing prices.” More …