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1 Brian D. Lee, Ph.D. Department of Landscape Architecture College of Agriculture, Food and Environment University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Viva! Vancouver: A Global Sustainable City

2 The Inspiration Shifting Population Rural to Urban Population Shift %+ Human population lived in urban area % of people will live in urban centers Professionals to design quality urban environments Sustainability Global Ecological Overshoot High quality of life recognition Vancouver examples in existing courses 2020 – 10 Goal Greenest City Action Plan Comparisons and Contrasts Courses’ Major Pedagogical Approach Lexington (~300K) to Vancouver (~600K) UK (~29K) to University of British Columbia (~57K) Vancouver Convention Center Source: Brian D. Lee North Vancouver Source: Brian D. Lee Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada Source: Brian D. Lee

3 UBC Campus Promotional Poster. Source: Brian D. Lee The Conceptual Focus Global – Regional – City – Campus - Personal Systems Thinking across Geographic and Temporal Scales Ecological Cultural/Social Economic Sustainability What is it? What does it look like? What does it feel like? What is it like to live in the mindset? How might you know when you have it? Or on Target? How to you plan for it? How do you design for it? First Nations – Big House Source: Brian D. Lee Pacific Spirit Park – UBC Campus. Source: Brian D. Lee 2010 Olympic Cauldron Source: Brian D. Lee

4 The Course Details Summer I May – Lexington May 15-June 3 – Vancouver (19 Days) Live on UBC Campus Only Public Transport, Bicycle, and Walking Credits = 3 Enrollment Expected = 15 UK Majors = All Resident Student Budget = ~$3,500 Total Living Accommodations Source: Brian D. Lee University of British Columbia Campus Source: Brian D. Lee Point Atkinson Lighthouse Source: Brian D. Lee

5 UBC Museum of Anthropology UBC Botanical Garden Beaty Biodiversity Museum Nitobe Memorial Garden Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden and Park VanDusen Botanical Garden Grouse Mountain Wind Turbine Others The Destination Highlights Designed by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Source: Brian D. Lee Designed by Arthur Erickson Architects Source: Brian D. Lee UBC Botanical Garden – Canopy Walk Source: Brian D. Lee Blue Whale Skeleton Source: Brian D. Lee Nitobe Memorial Garden Source: Brian D. Lee

6 The Learning through Service Partners Green Forests Work Lexington based nonprofit Re-establish forests on reclaimed coal mines in Appalachia 1, 017,337 Trees Planted Plane Flight Carbon Offset Personal Carbon Debt – Plant Trees (~11 Acres – 5 Years) Stanley Park Ecology Society Vancouver based nonprofit Urban Park – Education, Research, Conservation Current Challenges Seminar Participate in ecological restoration project “Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse -

7 Office Visits/Site Tours with firms Bicycle Tour with Vancouver Bike Share Program designers UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) UK Sustainability Office Grouse Mountain Wind Turbine LEED, SITES, Living Building Challenge The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – STARS Vancouver Convention Center The Professional Development Designed by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Source: Brian D. Lee Designed by Arthur Erickson Architects Source: Brian D. Lee Nitobe Memorial Garden Source: Brian D. Lee UBC Botanical Garden – Canopy Walk Source: Brian D. Lee Blue Whale Skeleton Source: Brian D. Lee Vancouver Convention Center Source: Brian D. Lee

8 Undergraduate ResidentNon-Resident $50$50UK EA Application Fee $100$100UK EA Administrative Fee $844$1305UK Sponsored Program Fee & ISP 599 Tuition $994$1,455Expenses billed to UK Student Account $750Airfare + Luggage Fee $100Local Transportation $60Entry Fees & Field Trips $597Canada Lodging (Single room $33/night + tax) $135Passport (No Visa Required) $850Meals ($50/day for 17 days) $2,592Expenses not billed to UK Student Account $3,486$3,947Projected Costs Based on 10 Students No Financial Aid Assumed No Departmental Support Included Here Remember we have a four days in Lexington for course activities before we depart for Vancouver. The Projected Costs

9 The Conclusion May-June, 2014 Open to students in good standing 15 Student Capacity Resident Student Budget = ~$3,500 Total All of my expenses covered by other funding Transformative learning opportunity provided Focused on toughest design problems Rice Lake – Lower Seymour Watershed Source: Brian D. Lee Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden and Park Source: Brian D. Lee Vancouver, Canada Source: Brian D. Lee Thank You!

10 Brian D. Lee, Ph.D. Department of Landscape Architecture College of Agriculture, Food and Environment University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Viva! Vancouver: A Global Sustainable City


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