19th General Meeting
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swann
GM23-P031 Converting abandoned buildings into eco-friendly housing
Given that, for any new construction, a municipality must undertake work to connect them to water and electricity distribution, and that these highly specialized buildings are often subsequently abandoned due to bankruptcy, uglifying the urban landscape;
Canada will adopt building standards for large stores, factories and warehouses, to facilitate their subsequent conversion into ecological housing and cooperatives.
- All new mall/warehouse developments will be required to have a zero-carbon budget, and a plan for re-conversion into housing and cooperatives.
-All investor-developers will be required to pay a reserve amount into a trust account, which will be used to convert buildings into housing.
- In the event of abandonment or non-response, the municipality will reclaim the site after a one-year period of non-occupation.
A similar process, including remediation of contaminated soil and conversion into public green space, will be undertaken in the case of abandoned service stations.
Submitter: Michèle Laframboise
Sponsors: Michèle Laframboise, Evelyn Tanaka, Jamie James Ker, Donna Mendelsohn, Vincent J. Carbonneau, Gaétan Houle, Jeff Desjardins, Tyler Beaulac, Stephen Warwick, Dugald, Bill Henry, Phillip Blaney, Johanne Cantin, Evan Bonnar, Glenn Murray, Gail Stevens, Bruce Gunn, Stacy Neilson, Anne Lavender, Elaine Hughes, Vaalea Darkke, Farrukh Chishtie, Cate Root, Hannah Bell, Marion Markham, J Herbert Latchko, Shel Goldstein
Note from staff: This proposal is for consideration at the 19th Annual General Meeting. A second copy, with additional background information, is available in the Workshop to allow you to collaborate on amendments. You can access the workshop version here, which the submitter can still edit.
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