Eco-Cities Design Colloquia
Inst. for Bioreg. Studies
pferraro at cycor.ca
Sat Apr 27 20:31:31 EDT 1996
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Eco-Cities Design Colloquia: Designing Sustainable Communities
August 18-21 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Cities are the most complex products of humankind. They
have always been centres of human endeavor and artistic
excellence. During the 20th century they have become global
environmental parasites; processing food, fuel, energy and
consuming resources well beyond their boundaries. In the 21st
century, cities must function in very different ways or they
will undermine their own survival and that of their
An outstanding group of facilitators will work with
participants to develop a model eco-city along the
Charlotetown waterfront; on lands the city is currently
soliciting proposals for.
The new plans will offer organizational approaches that budget
our resources, conserve energy, utilize renewable energy
technologies, build long lasting structures, develop efficient
public transportation, reduce and recycle wastes and supply
staple foods locally.
Presentation and Workshop Topics:
* Contemporary Perceptions of Eco-Planning
* Identifying Issues and Establishing Planning Goals
* Inventory and Analysis of the Physical Environment
* Precepts of Eco-Design
* Neo-Traditional Design/New Urbanism
* Permaculture Design and Bioregional Planning
* Urban forestry, and Urban Agricultural Systems
* Appropriate Technologies (food, energy, shelter)
* Eco-Planning for Wildlife and for Humans
* Strategies for Regenerative Design
* Guiding Principles for Regional Planning
* Waste as a Resource
* Economic Policy and Transition
* Applying Ecosystem Planning Concepts
* Case Studies
Who Should Come
Architects, Builders, Landscape Architects, Landscapers,
Planners, Artists, Farmers, Engineers, Technicians, Urban
Activists, Permaculture Designers,and Citizens of Urban
Neighborhoods whose interest is to renew cities so that they
continue to be places where people come together to celebrate
the creativity of urban life.
Site and Facilities
Simply known as "the Island" to Canadians, Prince Edward
Island is a safe, enjoyable destination for vacationers of all
ages. Charlottetown is the provincial capital and the
"Birthplace of Confederation". It offers hundreds of
attractions and activities to suit all tastes.
Participants will stay in 'co-housing' apartments on
the University of Prince Edward Island campus.
Breakfast and snack foods will be provided in each apartment.
Evening meals can be prepared in the apartments or participants
can dine out. Stores, restaurants and entertainment venues are
within walking distance.
Workshops will be a short walk or bike ride down the newly
completed Confederation Trail, which runs through the centre of
the city, to the waterfront.
List of Invited Speakers to Date:
Dr. Doug Aberely, editor, Futures by Design: The Practice
of Ecological Planning and Boundaries of Home: Mapping for
Dr. David Bell, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies,
Dr. Janis Birkeland, Co-Director, Centre for Environmental
Philosophy, Planning & Design, Univ. of Canberra, Australia
Monique Cote, Architect, Permaculture Designer
Dr. Ray Cote, Director, School of Environmental Planning,
Dalhousie University. Ray, has developed a system for
designing industrial parks as closed ecosystems, recycling and
David Daughton, Former coordinator of the
Atlantic Peoples Housing Coop and National Chairperson
of the Canadian Environmental Network.Certified co-op
housing federation. Chair of the Health Information
Dr. Dan Earle, Professor of Landscape Architecture,
Lousiana State University, Permaculture Designer
Phil Ferraro, Director, IBS, Conference Coordinator
and Permaculture Designer.
Ole Hammarlund, Architect
Mike Kohler, Architect and Town Planner
Karen Lipps, Landscape Architect
Malcolm Lodge, Engineer, Professional Engineer, Wind Energy
Technology ExpertPresident, Island Technologies Inc, "Wind
Energy and Electrical Engineers"Charlottetown, P,E.I. Founder
of the Atlantic Wind Test Site, Canada'sNational Laboratory
for wind energy research and development at North Cape, P.E.I.
John Massengale, AIA is an architect, town planner and writer.
He is co-author, with Robert A.M. Stern, of *New York 1900,
Metropolitan Architecture & Urbanism, 1890-1914* and *The
Anglo-American Suburb*, and is writing *The End of Architecture,
The End of Sprawl* with a grant from the Graham Foundation for
Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts. Mr. Massengale was Town
Architect of Seaside, Florida in 1986, and
is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Ernie Morello, Charlottetown Area Development Corporation
Don Poole, City Planner, Charlotetown, PEI
Dr. William Rees, Dean, Community and Rural Planing,
UBC. Bill, coined the term, "Our Ecological Footprint" for a
system used to estimate our sustainability .
Mark Roseland, National Round Table on the Environment
and the Economy. Author of, Toward Sustainable Communities:
a Resource Book for Municipal and Local Governments,
David Slabotsky, President, Atlantic Resource Conversion Co-op
Parks Manager, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Dr. John Todd, Co-founder of the New Alchemy Institute and
President of Ocean Arks International. A pioneer in the use of
ecosystems as a form of technology-Living Macines-for the
treatment of wastes, purifying water and food production. Co-
authored: "Reinhabiting Cities and Towns: Designing for
Sustainability", "The Village as Social Ecology", "From Eco-
Cities to Living Machines" and numerous other works on
Nancy Jack Todd, Co-founder of the New Alchemy Institute and
editor of 'Annals of the Earth'. Co-winner of the Swiss
Threshold Award, Friends of United Nations Environment
Programme Award and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in
Design. Currently working on a book about women and ecology.
Getting From There to Here
Travelers can fly into the Charlottetown Airport. Guaranteed
lowest fares can be arranged by MacQueen's Travel agency.
fax: (902) 894-4547, email: biketour at peinet.pe.ca
By car, take the ferry from either Pictou, Nova Scotia or Cape
Tormentine, New Brunswick.
To get to Spry Point, head east to Rt. 310 and Little Pond,
PEI. Turn at the sign for the Ark Inn. (Approximately. one
hour. east of Charlottetown.)
Accomodations for the Eco-Cities conference are at the
University of Prince Edward Island. Participants will stay in
Blanchard Hall; located on the corner of University Avenue and
Belvidere Road, Charlottetown.
Summer Program Fees
Permaculture Design Course (PDC): (August 4-17) $765.
Course fees for USA Residents: At current rates of exchange
this is less than U.S.$550.00. (Please pay in Canadian
Eco-Cities Colloquia (August 18-21)
Affordable Housing / Straw-bale Workshop (August 23-25) $150.00
PDC plus Eco-Cities Colloquia $1175.00.
PDC, Eco-Cities Colloquia plus Housing Workshop $1250.00
Special arrangements can be made for childcare. Please call IBS
prior to registering.
Some Other Reasons for Coming to Prince Edward Island
PEI is known for Its beauty, friendly people and relaxed
lifestyle. It is also a magical blend of sand, clay and sea
bursting with festivals, events & exciting family
attractions.There are major events occuring before, during and
after the IBS programs. Come early! Stay late! And play on our
island! For more information call Tourism PEI at: 1-800-4PEI
For more information on this program or the Permacultutre
Design Course and Housing Workshop Scheduled by IBS, reply to
this message or send $2 for a print copy of our brochure.
Phil Ferraro, Director
Institute for Bioregional Studies
449 University Avenue Suite 126 "Developing Local Solutions to
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Global Problems"
Canada C1A 8K3
More information about the permaculture