UniverCity: A Complete Sustainable Community on Burnaby Mountain
UniverCity has been 18 years in the making – a complete community that both complements and supports the function of Simon Fraser University and offers a model of sustainability for urban communities everywhere. But while UniverCity is now a fully functional neighbourhood with shops, services and more than 3,600 residents, it is still less than halfway to its anticipated build-out population of 8,000 to 10,000 people. This report assembles the highlights, describing UniverCity’s successes to date, explaining why it has attracted national and international acclaim for its sustainable planning and practice, and Setting the Stage for a Stunning Second Act.
UniverCity: A Community That People Want 2011 Year End Report
UniverCity in 2011 – Maximizing Value; Minimizing Footprint
UniverCity has been committed since its inception to demonstrating leadership in sustainable development. Our mandate from the outset has been to develop a complete community that complements and supports the Burnaby Mountain campus of Simon Fraser University – and to do so in a way that models the best sustainability practices in the development industry.
Four Cornerstones of Sustainability: 2011 Progress Report
Just seven years ago, the Simon Fraser University Community Trust launched a brand new community. On a small (65-hectare) patch of land, adjacent to what was then strictly a commuter campus, the first few citizens began putting down roots – and the first shops began opening their doors.
Today there are more than 3,000 full-time residents at UniverCity – including SFU faculty, staff, and students who no longer have to commute, and others who have made Burnaby Mountain home for the lifestyle, the services, and the value and quality of homes.
As we move through 2012 and beyond, we will continue setting new goals for our community. To read Four Cornerstones of Sustainability: A UniverCity Progress Report – 2011
Altitude, the 2010 annual report, offers an informative look back at a very successful 2010 on Burnaby Mountain, as well as offering a sneak peek at several new projects set to move forward in 2011.