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Posted on: September 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection

Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection

Duncan, BC – For the remainder of 2017 and first half of 2018, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is hoping to engage the community in thinking about the future of the valley. This is being done through the Place-Making Vancouver Island Speakers Series as well as the Cowichan 2050 initiative, a regional, integrated planning strategy.

Following on the inspirational message about creating a Happy Valley from Charles Montgomery, the first speaker in the series, the second speaker will explore Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection.

“We are excited to have Dr. Jennie Moore share her thoughts on ecological sustainability and urban systems,” explains Chair Jon Lefebure. “We know the environment is a top priority to residents in the Cowichan Valley, and there are many challenges, such as water supply, facing future growth in our region. We look forward to discussing how we can grow in a sustainable way.”

This free event will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Campus in Duncan. A roundtable discussion with VIU professor Dr. Pamela Shaw, Cowichan Watershed Board Executive Director Tom Rutherford and a VIU student will follow Dr. Moore’s presentation.

Dr. Jennie Moore is the Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction Technology programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She is situated within the School of Construction and the Environment, concerned with the natural environment, the built environment, and the relationship between them. She currently serves as a core advisor to the International Ecocity Framework and Standards, an initiative aimed at developing performance metrics for cities in balance with nature.

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