Following an initial proposition in July 2012, the Premiers of all provinces and territories agreed to work together to develop a “Canadian Energy Strategy”. As the national strategy is being developed, many particular energy issues would also benefit from a more regionally based consensus as demonstrated by a recent energy-trade agreement announced by the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec (November 2014).
What are the principles of sustainable urbanism? What are the approaches to design evaluation systems and best practices for decision-makers, developers, consultants, researchers, development professionals, municipalities, and institutions to use? These questions are central to sustainable urban planning and the cities of the future.
A Course Showcase: Design and Analysis of Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods for Energy, Water and Food Independence
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller.
One of TISED's core activities is facilitating seminars and workshops related to sustainability in engineering and design, with the goal of catalyzing interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research and advancing sustainability policy. Our "Research Workshop Program (RWP)" was launched to promote forums for discussing cutting-edge advances in technology and design as well as policy frameworks and interventions required to advance sustainability.
Made possible by TISED partners and benefactors, we will have a number of faculty scholar awards which recognize, encourage, and catalyze research activities of professors in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University in sustainable engineering and design. For example: