This presentation will describe how permaculture activism can have increasing strategic impacts within the urban context.
As founder of the City Repair Project, Mark Lakeman will describe how City Repair provides an example for how to engender multidimensional beneficial outcomes within the interconnected systems and scales of neighborhood, municipal, county, and state social and political infrastructures.
Examples will focus on anti-colonial and revillaging efforts that build community capacity while transforming behavior, policy, and physical infrastructure.
Mark Lakeman is a national leader in the development of sustainable public places. In the last decade he has directed, facilitated, or inspired designs for more than three hundred new community-generated public places in Portland, Oregon alone. Through his leadership in Communitecture, Inc., and its various affiliates such as the The City Repair Project (501(c)3), The Village Building Convergence, and the Planet Repair Institute, he has also been instrumental in the development of dozens of participatory organizations and urban permaculture design projects across the United States and Canada. Mark works with governmental leaders, community organizations, and educational institutions in many diverse communities.
www.communitecture.net & www.cityrepair.org