Northern Europe 2015

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Microhousing: A Creative Solution for Victoria's Homeless

On Tuesday morning, our group took part in what may prove to be a creative, effective means of tackling the issue of homelessness in Victoria: Micro-housing.  Mayor Lisa Helps facilitated a workshop on the subject, bringing together city planners, politicians, officials, and citizens to discuss pathways toward housing a large population of homeless people in our city.  The city is drawing inspiration from grassroots organizations in Oregon, who are pav

A Vision of the Future

May 12th, 2015: An inspirational meeting at the Capital Regional District (CRD) head office with City Councillor and CRD Board member Ben Isitt, City of Victoria senior planner Kristina Bouris, and CRD planners Nikki Elliott and Katie Pearson, on creating “walkable, talkable” cities in Greater Victoria.

Community Mapping with Ken Josephson - Victoria BC

Thursday May 14th, 2015 

This afternoon was spent with UVic staff member and fellow traveller Ken Josephson, who taught us the importance of community involvement in map making and the benefits it offers. He shared with us some of the important work of Green Maps, an eco-minded mapping organization that works with communities to share environmentally sound activities, food, culture and shops across the globe. Ken is an active member of this organization. 

The Start of Something Big

We are a group of 32 sustainably minded students, faculty and family from UVic's geography department spending 30 days travelling through countries of Northern Europe. Our journey will bring us to Iceland; Stockholm, Malmö & Lund in Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin and Hamburg in Germany and finally Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 


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