I hope to write more about this tomorrow, but in preperation for the discussion, please look at this amazing development project on 15 acres in Victoria, British Columbia.
Here's a snippet from the website:
Situated in the heart of the City of Victoria, Dockside Green is being developed on fifteen acres of former industrial land adjacent to the Upper Harbour and downtown, between the Johnson and Bay Street bridges. With a planned total of 1.3 million square feet of mixed residential, office, retail and industrial space, Dockside Green represents the biggest development of city land in Victoria's history.And here's a picture:
Dockside Green will function as a total environmental system in which form, structure, materials, mechanical and electrical systems will be interrelated and interdependent – a self-sufficient, sustainable community where waste from one area will provide fuel for another.