Visioning a "Sustainable Chicagoland"

Help develop a vision for a "Sustainable Chicagoland". What processes are needed? How can we help nourish them?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Coming up

March 26, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Healing the City

Centered on the thoughts of Irish architect and permaculture designer, Declan Kennedy, as expressed in his keynote presentation at last November's International Perma-City conference.

At North Park Village Nature Center 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL, 60646. (312) 744-5472

This workshop is inspired by the first international PermaCity Conference, November 27-28, 2007, at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands. They examined the potential of applying the permaculture principles of Mollison and Holmgren to urbanized society.

Central will be a slightly abbreviated version of Declan Kennedy's keynote presentation, titled Healing the City - Thoughts on Urban Permaculture Design. It can be downloaded in article here. A major portion extends David Holmgren's 2002 principles for use in urban settings. Contact Rael (see below) for a copy of the slides he created for the workshop (slightly updated).

We will explore several themes including:
1) What does healing a city mean today? For Chicago? And in the context of the proposed sustainability emergency?
(See ClimateCodeRed.net)
2) How can a permaculture approach help? What do permaculture principles suggest?
3) What information resources would be useful in synergising the healing process, and better stimulate neighborhood and community involvement?

Bring visions and suggestions to shape an emerging website for facilitating the healing process in Chicagoland.

Your guide will be Rael Bassan, coordinator of Chicagoland Urban Permaculture (CUP) and the first continental 2007 Urban Ecovillage Gathering.

Info: 773-756-5033, raelearth (no spam) yahoo.com
posted by Rael  # 3:09 PM


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