Photo courtesy BinoCanada via FlickrThere’s only so much to say about the Olympics and climate change. If you’re going to have the games, you’re going to have a lot of air-travel emissions (which account for more than half the climate impact of the Vancouver games). The city of Vancouver, on the other hand, presents a fascinating study in figuring out sustainable urbanism. For one, it’s got lots of compact, popular, wildly pricey condo towers downtown, yet it’s trying an entirely different neighborhood model at the blocky Olympic Village at Southeast False Creek.
And for good measure:
- Vancouver’s Olympic village aims for green, runs into problems (tour and slideshow)
- The 10 greenest and brownest things about Vancouver
- Want to green the Olympics? Stop moving them around