What does the future for Vancouver hold? Rising global temperatures, accelerating faster than climate models had previously warned us, will hasten the melting of polar and glacial ice - raising sea levels and threatening coastal cities. Despite the valiant efforts of Vancouverites to create a bright, green future and ‘ecodensify’ our low-density neighbourhoods, it may be too late or too far out of our hands. Lack of concern from international leaders, including Canada’s own, threaten the future existence of our homes. Our near future holds the potential of peril - a rapidly changing environment testing the resiliency of the otherwise undefeatable Vancouver Special. By 2012, we fear our cherished white christmas will be replaced by the ultimate wet christmas, mixing holiday cheer with the challenge of adapting to a new climate, a new world, and a new housing typology - the Floating Special.
IBI Group is a multi-disciplinary organization offering services in four areas of practice: Urban Land, Facilities, Transportation and Systems.
We have long recognized the value of integrated knowledge between our four core areas of practice in creating a seamless process and sustainable responsive solutions for clients in both the public and private sectors. We provide this service from offices located strategically across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.