Ecocity Centre Director Dr. Jennie Moore has been awarded a grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through its Knowledge Synthesis Grant program. The project will explore how living within the Earth’s carrying capacity can be measured and managed at the city scale. The purpose is to understand how a handful of high-consuming cities around the world are achieving absolute reductions in energy and material throughput and how this might be translated into policy and action in Canadian cities.
Work will be conducted in conjunction with co-applicant, Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon of École de technologie supérieure at the Université du Québec. Other collaborators include UBC Professor Emeritus, W.E. Rees, originator of the ecological footprint concept and co-developer of ecological footprint analysis, David Lin of the Global Footprint Network, and Alastair Moore, a registered professional planner with expertise in creating one-planet cities and Director of think-and-do-tank One Earth.