Cities as Communities: Regenerative Community Design

Date(s) – Aug 23
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue Sidney, Victoria, BC V8L 1W9


Regenerative Community Design with Mark Lakeman, Starhawk, Jack Anderson, & Brandy Gallagher

Join us as we explore the remarkable work that Mark Lakeman and his organization have done in Portland to transform city areas into vibrant communities, and look at the possibilities for Vancouver Island. This hour-long presentation will focus on several key topics including food security and building capacity for a local food economy by applying permaculture design principles within the context of neighbourhood placemaking. Mark’s talk will also inspire creative ways to build community through engaging people in public spaces. These topics are explored with special attention to sustainability and sensitivity to ecological systems and are informed through Mark’s experience with local communities.

Have a listen to Mark speaking if you haven’t already – Mark Lakeman on Urban Permaculture

Following this presentation will be a moderated discussion panel with Mark Lakeman, Ecovillage founder Brandy Gallagher, Permaculture instructor Starhawk, and Nanaimo-based architect Jack Anderson.

The presentation is hosted by the Town of Sidney, O.U.R. Ecovillage, the Planning Institute of British Columbia, and the Cascadia Green Building Council Vancouver Island Branch.

Event admission is by donation, all proceeds to benefit O.U.R. Ecovillage, the local branch of the PIBC, and the Cascadia Green Building Council Vancouver Island Branch.

7pm – 8pm – Presentation
8pm – 9pm – Moderated Panel Discussion
9pm – 9:30pm – Question/Answer Session