Land Use

The Sustainable Condo encourages dense urban living and effective use of space.
The population of the Greater Vancouver region is expected to double by 2020. Given that more than half of the land used in Vancouver is already occupied by housing it will be a challenge to provide enough land for housing, while also preserving our farmland, green space and natural heritage. Urban sprawl all over the world is threatening agricultural lands, green space, and recreational opportunities. The Sustainable Condo encourages dense urban living and effective use of space, particularly in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto. Our housing choices have land use impacts beyond our community’s borders. The resource and associated land requirements for producing the materials used to construct and operate our homes, and to dispose of the materials after their useful life are much greater than the physical space occupied by the building itself.

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