Environmental Strategies -Leuven and Vancouver
Environmental Strategies - Leuven and Vancouver
This pages sets out two detailed examples to show environmental strategies to address eco-design, climate change and ecological footprint. The lesson begins with short introduction video to the European Green Leaf award before developing thinking skills activities based on the resource evidence from Leuven's winning application. Students first identify the strategies based on the graphics and then match it with the corresponding text, before going on to complete a case study clock with the evidence. The second lesson based on Vancouver's ambitious project to be the greenest city in the world features a short introduction video and then a learning walk based the Vancouver's achievement by 2016. This is tested with the Kahoot quiz. Students can then use the action plan report to present on one or two of the 10 goals and students complete the two sided case study clock. There is also a video library to support the lesson.
What strategies can cities develop for eco-city design and reducing urban ecological footprint?
Starter Activity - The European Green Leaf Award - Places and Possibilities
Watch the following introduction video to the European Green Leaf Award 2018
Student Activity - Leuven, Belgium Strategies - Places and Possibilities
Study the following resource pack, which includes evidence from Leuven's application for the European Green Leaf Award and compile a list of strategies that you think Leuven have developed for their city.
Alternatively use the following gallery and students can suggest strategies based on each resource
Student Activity - Reading Exercise - Leuven's environmental Strategies - Places and Possibilities
Read the case study notes taken from the winning application of Leuven for the European Green Leaf Award.
- Match up each page with the supporting graphic(s) form the first resource pack
- Complete the case study clock (A3 using the information in the resource pack.
- Identify the factors that specifically target climate change adaptation and ecological footprint in two different colours
Student Activity - Vancouver - The World's Greenest City? - Places and Possibilities
Watch the following video, which introduces Vancouver's action plan to become the world's greenest city by 2020.
On the sheet provided note down as many strategies that you either hear or can infer
Student Activity - Learning Walk and Kahoot - Places and Possibilities
Work as a team to collect as much information about Vancouver's achievements to become the world's greenest city by 2020.
Participate in the Kahoot Quiz
Student Presentations - Vancouver's Environmental Strategies - Places and Possibilities
Prepare short presentations on the action goals of Vancouver in its efforts to become the world's greenest city.
Choose 1 or 2 goals depending on the class size
During the presentations complete your case study clock on Vancouver's environmental strategies
Use the following Vancouver Action Plan
Student Activity - Vancouver Environmental Strategies - Video Library - Places and Possibilities
Watch the following videos and add to your notes on Vancouver's strategies