Canada, even with its vast land area
and relatively small, concentrated population is challenged with rapid
urbanization and industrialization. As of the year 2018 over 88 percent of
Canadians have inhabited less than 2 percent of our land mass - and one half -
18 million people will reside in only 9 centres, each with a population of nearly two million
people. Within the next twenty-five years Canadians will
likely have to create more urban residences, more commercial and
industrial facilities, more parks and recreational areas, more
transportation, more power and other utilities than have been
constructed in the entire history of our nation.
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would be a mistake to continue through this enormous growth
period by duplicating our present, UNSUSTAINABLE, urban forms.
IS not alone when it comes to a century of
unsustainable development. Virtually
all the cities on the crust of Planet Earth are not
totally sustainable; and, thus, are drastically
polluting the delicate balance of our Biosphere.
We as Global Humankind have not yet defined, let alone constructed,
even one small totally sustainable industrialized village/city
in harmony with Nature.
Transforming our Human Habitat into a livable, workable, and
sustainable, Urban Ecology is the greatest challenge facing
Humankind today; and the Inevitable Evolution and Destiny of the
Global Science of Urban Humankind.
The longer we postpone this transformation, the more difficult
it will be to accomplish. Scientific evidence proves that
failure to achieve these goals will result in an even more grave
deterioration in our global weather and living conditions.
is time for Canada and its Provinces to demonstrate to the World their ingenuity
and leadership as they enter into a New Age of Urban
IS TIME FOR A NEW
WORLD SUSTAINABLE EXPOSITION CITY!!
We propose that the
Provincial Governments and the Government of Canada all present URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMs as defined in the NATIONAL
PLANS OF ACTION at the HABITAT II - Second United Nations
Conference on Human Settlements.
This National Urban Demonstration
Program could be modeled in the image of the short-lived
Canadian Urban Demonstration Programme that was passed by
Parliament in 1975 in conjunction with the 1976 Habitat U.N.
Conference, except with some very important modifications:
it encourage grassroots demonstration projects across Canada by
providing guidance and certain funding for all levels of
development, including initial planning and design.
2. That it initiate a
World Millennium Exposition and Demonstration Project, such as, for example, our
This Future Community/Village will provide a valid human
environment, expressing civilization's full potential in both
cultural and technological terms, creating an atmosphere totally
free from toxic wastes. Its urban and industrial plant will be
based on sustainable [forever renewable] resources, totally
contained and forever 100% recycled. The technology now exists
to achieve these goals; it is only a matter of priorities
BOREALIS VILLAGE will become a permanent World
Centre dedicated to the Advancement of Mankind by demonstrating
a community/village in balance with Nature. Guided by the
philosophy that totally sustainable and advanced technological
development can occur with a near
zero negative impact on our natural
ecology. These technologies now exist around the Earth - they
just need to be brought together in one place and
BOREALIS could not be a "pill"
for all our planet's ills; but instead, an example of what we
are trying to eventually achieve. It will be a beacon light,
showing the World Humankind's New Millennium. It will be
an effort worthy of Canadians and the Human Race; and make us a
world leader in the Science of Humankind.
IMAGINE the economic benefits such a project would
bring to Canada!! Considering that Tourism will
be the largest Industry on Earth, think of the millions of
people who would pilgrimage to view its workings, to license its
many discoveries and patents, and to enroll in its courses. By
approaching it as a
World Millennium Celebration, we could invite
nations to finance and build their own unique Community
Clusters, drawing some of the finest minds in the world to
Think of the sustainable jobs that it will create. Think of the Interest
and Excitement! Think of its Advertising Potential! An ideal
location west of Edmonton
towards the Super Natural Banff/Jasper National Parks? Imagine
the Future - a Future that we are all uniquely empowered
to pioneer. .............