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PENSEZ NET ZÉRO

Ecological
Integration

Net Zero Neighbourhoods

COEXISTENCE: Provide spaces for plants and
COEXISTENCE
wildlife and create opportunities to learn from nature.
URBAN AGRICULTURE
URBAN AGRICULTURE:
WATER
SYSTEMSInclude food systems

Balancing the Urban Footprint
Shared Ideas 2017

within urban areas in the form of community farms,
green roofs, and private gardens.

WATER SYSTEMS: Manage water with natural systems,

reducing water use and reusing it on a site as many
times as possible.

ENERGY
OPTIMIZATION

URBAN
AGRICULTURE
GREEN
DEVELOPMENT
STANDARDS

Livable
Cities

INNOVATIVE
SPACES

DESIGN
FOR ZERO

ACCESSIBLE LIVING:
Create spaces that are
ACCESSIBLE
LIVING
inclusive and that enable all citizens, regardless
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
of age or ability.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION: Construct trail networks
INNOVATIVE
SPACES
to create safe linkages for pedestrians, bicyclists, and

RENEWABLE
ENERGY

ENERGY
EFFICIENCY

other users of active transportation.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS: Plan communities
with a focus on providing for future generations.
INNOVATIVE SPACES: Encourage curiosity

COEXISTENCE

and creativity.

INTELLIGENT
MOBILIT Y

Resource
Management
DESIGN FOR
ZERO:
Balance inputs
DESIGN
FOR
ZERO
and outputs of
energy, water, and materials.
ENERGY
EFFICIENCY
ENERGY EFFICIENCY:
Minimize energy
GREEN
DEVELOPMENT
use by using passive systems and
STANDARDS
a good building envelope.
RENEWABLE ENERGY
GREEN DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

Refer to a recognized standard to improve
the design and construction process.
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Incorporate solar, wind,

geothermal and other renewable sources of energy.
WATER
SYSTEMS

Smart
Technology

ACCESSIBLE
LIVING

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS:
Share new knowledge
EDUCATIONAL
TOOLS
and technologies
in an easy-to-understand format.
ENERGY
OPTIMIZATION
ENERGY OPTIMIZATION:
Use sensors and feedback
INTELLIGENT
MOBILITY

EDUCATIONAL
TOOLS

ACTIVE
TRANSPORTATION

devices to report performance and minimize energy use.
INTELLIGENT MOBILIT Y: Provide real-time data to allow

operators and travelers to make more informed decisions.

HEALTHY
ENVIRONMENTS

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Different from many community gardens, PUF is organized as
a single unit without individual plots: the space is shared, and so
is the surplus. Regular shifts are led by experienced gardeners,
and volunteers show up when they can. PUF produces large
quantities of food using local inputs: compost from the nearby
dairy farm, water gathered from the barn's massive roof, and the
abundant energy of local people. It really does take a village.
And it feeds a village too! In just four years, over 200 volunteers
have contributed to the one-acre (0.4 hectare) garden, some
coming only once, others attending regularly. In the spring
volunteers go home with extra seedlings or overwintered root
vegetables; in the fall, bags full of fresh vegetables are up for
grabs. Food is also donated to local organizations: some 1000
pounds (450 kilograms) in 2017 alone. Produced locally, this
food has reduced the waste and greenhouse emissions related
to importing food, has taught sustainable lifestyle skills, and
has allowed volunteers to share knowledge and build longlasting friendships.
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
PUF is just a small example of the potential for material cycling
in our neighbourhoods, but re-integrating food production and
daily life - systems that were linked traditionally - will be key to
balancing the material inputs and outputs of our communities.
Landscape professionals can facilitate this re-integration.
In my work with IBI Group, I have worked on community
gardens for two other residential developments in Edmonton,
in Larch Park and Griesbach, and have watched them build

If the goal is to generate as
much material as we consume,
where are those ongoing inputs
going to come from?
stronger communities that cycle local resources, encourage
resource sharing and forge deeper interconnections. Working
with colleagues in Edmonton and in IBI's international offices,
we are continuing to share the lessons learned in our pilot
projects, through our blog IBI TH!NK, and other outlets.
As a society, the next step will be to reimagine our design
process and distribution systems. Concepts like the circular
economy propose to close the loop on wasteful linear systems,
instead ensuring that materials are kept in use in perpetuity,
maximizing their value and recovering as much as possible
at the end of each service life. These ideas are not new. What
is new is the need to calculate the costs and benefits of our
designs in terms of energy, materials and water flows, and to
determine how these designs will impact a community's longterm sustainability. We are nature, and landscape professionals
are uniquely positioned to relink our human systems with the
natural ones surrounding us.
KIRA HUNT is a LAT and researcher at IBI, exploring cost-effective steps
to achieve net zero at a neighbourhood scale. Her interest in biomimicry,
systems and fractals encourage her to incorporate lessons from the
natural world into her designs.

kira.hunt@ibigroup.com

TH!NK: https://ibithink.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - INTERVIEW
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