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People Behind the Policy: Vancouver’s BPS

Q&A with the City’s Green Buildings Team IMT’s Manager for Policy Design and Implementation, Benjamin Silverman, collaborated with Sr. Green Building Planners Gurmeet Ghera and Micah Lang from the City of Vancouver’s Green Buildings Team, Sustainability Group, on their policy development efforts. Gurmeet and Micah answered some of our questions about the new Annual Greenhouse … Continued

Putting the People into the Plan

An equitable transition to clean power requires utilities to prioritize input from community stakeholders. Too often, frontline communities and advocates are dissuaded from participating in critical decisions by virtue of the opaque, technical process. With coordinated assistance and capacity-building support from local organizations, there are opportunities for stakeholders to intervene and demand private companies incorporate community feedback.