Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD)

Placemaking Vancouver Island 2017 Speaker Series - Ecocities in context: Making the rural connection
October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver Island University, Cowichan Campus
2011 University Way
Duncan
BC

You are invited to learn about placemaking and join the discussion!Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection Date and TimeWednesday, October 18, 20177:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDTLocationVancouver Island University, Cowichan Campus2011 University WayDuncan, BC V9L 0C7DescriptionThe Cowichan Valley Regional District is excited to introduce the second guest speaker in the Placemaking Vancouver Island 2017 Speaker Series: Jennie Moore. We hope that you will join us for this engaging presentation and panel discussion that will explore the connections between rural communities and the principles of the International Eco-City movement (http://www.ecocitystandards.org/ and https://ecocitybuilders.org/).About the EventEcocities are human settlements modelled on the self-sustaining structure and function of natural ecosystems. This means that the relationship between the place where people live and the place from where they draw sustenance is of vital importance. Equally important is the way that people choose to use resources to support their lives. Whether in an urban or rural context, principles of sustainability apply. This presentation explores the urban-rural connection of sustainability through an ecocity lens. It introduces the International Ecocity Standards and the concept of one-planet living which seeks to provide guidance about whether people are living healthy and satisfying lives within the means of nature.About the Guest SpeakerDr. Jennie Moore is the Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction Technology programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She is primarily interested in the natural environment, the built environment, and the relationship between them. She currently serves as a core advisor to the International Eco-City Framework and Standards, an initiative aimed at developing performance metrics for cities in balance with nature. Prior to joining BCIT, Dr. Moore worked for over a decade at Metro Vancouver as the first Air Quality Planner responsible for climate action. Jennie is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional and a Registered Professional Planner with a PhD in planning from the University of British Columbia.Tickets are available through Eventbright:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecocities-in-context-making-the-rural-connection-tickets-36723049630More information about the Placemaking Vancouver Island 2017 Speaker Series is available:https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/2897/Place-Making-Vancouver-Island-Speaker-Se