Habitat Island

Sustainability and resiliency in the Northeast False Creek Plan

Northeast False Creek will build on the legacy of Southeast False Creek, a neighbourhood designed to push the envelope for sustainable development in Vancouver.

Since the construction of Southeast False Creek, we have continued advancing on sustainability by setting the goal of being the greenest city in the world.

Policy highlights

  • New developments must be built to protect homes and critical infrastructure from future flooding events due to climate change and rising sea levels. Recently, Council approved an increase to the required elevation of new developments by an additional meter over previous levels
  • A continuous line of flood protection will extend across the site
  • Strive for exceptional sustainable building design that includes features like green roofs, connections to neighbourhood renewable energy systems, and so on
  • Create significant new areas of shoreline

Sustainable living

Green buildings

Adapting to climate change

Neighbourhood energy