Matt Hern on Green Urbanism and the Problems of Displacement and Dispossession

In this video, East Vancouver-based author Matt Hern reflects on the importance of keeping displacement and dispossession in mind when talking about urban sustainability. The Cascadia Sustainability Field School met up with Matt at SFU's Woodwards Campus (Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories) on May 24, 2016. Video produced by UVic students Matthew Callow, Ian Flock and Hannah Schick. 


Plant A Seed in Your Garden, Plant A Seed in Your Community

Whether it was a walk in the woods with W̱SÁNEĆ poet Kevin Paul, lessons on urban agriculture, or the complex details of implementing bike lanes in the city, we can almost all agree connectivity within the urban environment is vital to sustainability. This became a major theme evident throughout our time in Victoria. 

City Studio - Vancouver

"The City is the Classroom" - City Studio Vancouver

This video produced by 2013 Cascadia Field School students highlights the collaborative approach to learning being developed by City Studio- Vancouver. Duane Elverum introduces this energetic hub of learning and leadership where students design and implement sustainability solutions in support of the City of Vancouver's Greenest City plan. Check it out... 


Springridge Commons

On Wednesday we traveled off campus to Fernwood to help out at the Springridge Commons permaculture project. We were met by several local activists; Chris Norseth, Aaren Topley, and Chris Hildrith, all of whom are involved in VIctoria's local food system. Aaren introduced the ideas of food security, food sovereignty and food literacy, which he and CR-Fair, the organization he represents, are trying to improve in Victoria.


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