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Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection

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Vancouver Island University, Cowichan Campus

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Duncan, BC V9L 0C7

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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is excited to introduce the second guest speaker in the Placemaking Vancouver Island 2017 Speaker Series: Jennie Moore.

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Ecocities in Context: Making the Rural Connection

Ecocities 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.

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Dr. 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.

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