Community Service

Ecodesign Resource Society

Since the early days of the sustainable development movement, Mark has been involved with the Ecodesign Resource Society.  It was one of the first organizations in BC to focus on sustainability and the design of buildings, landscapes, infrastructure and communities.  Before the rise of the internet, it published a journal and had the largest library of green design publications in Canada. It now runs a website that provides information resources on many aspects of sustainable communities.

Mark was a founding director and co-chair of the Community Energy Association, a consortium of organizations and utilities that raised the profile of the need to do community-scale energy planning.  The CEA continues to advance this work across British Columbia.

Healing Cities Institute

Mark co-founded the Healing Cities Institute to promote knowledge on how community design impacts human health.  HCI is building a website full of resources on this issue.

University of British Columbia Advisory Committees

Mark has served on several Advisory Committees for the University of British Columbia, including the Faculty of Health and Social Development for its Okanagan Campus, and the School of Community and Regional Planning Advisory Committee for UBC Vancouver.

Greenest City Action Team

Mark served on Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City Action Team

City of Vancouver

who developed the plan to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

Vancouver Island University Program Launch

Mark worked with the leadership team at Vancouver Island University to launch a new planning school in the fall of 2015 – and now serves as an Adjunct Professor at VIU.  The VIU Planning School is a truly 21st century planning school that empowers its graduate planners to be highly effective in small communities and uses a unique teaching model of practical scholarship with a strong emphasis in learning by doing.

Urban Development Institute

Mark served for several years on the Board of the Okanagan Chapter of the Urban Development Institute where he co-chaired its Progressive Development Committee.

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Community

Service

Ecodesign Resource Society

 

Since the early days of the sustainable development movement, Mark has been involved with the Ecodesign Resource Society.  It was one of the first organizations in BC to focus on sustainability and the design of buildings, landscapes, infrastructure and communities.  Before the rise of the internet, it published a journal and had the largest library of green design publications in Canada. It now runs a website that provides information resources on many aspects of sustainable communities.

Community Energy Association

 

Mark was a founding director and co-chair of the Community Energy Association, a consortium of organizations and utilities that raised the profile of the need to do community-scale energy planning.  The CEA continues to advance this work across British Columbia.

Healing Cities Institute

 

Mark co-founded the Healing Cities Institute to promote knowledge on how community design impacts human health.  HCI is building a website full of resources on this issue.

University of British Columbia Advisory Committees

 

Mark has served on several Advisory Committees for the University of British Columbia, including the Faculty of Health and Social Development for its Okanagan Campus, and the School of Community and Regional Planning Advisory Committee for UBC Vancouver.

Greenest City Action Team

City of Vancouver

 

Mark served on Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City Action Team who developed the plan to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

Vancouver Island University Program Launch

 

Mark worked with the leadership team at Vancouver Island University to launch a new planning school in the fall of 2015 – and now serves as an Adjunct Professor at VIU.  The VIU Planning School is a truly 21st century planning school that empowers its graduate planners to be highly effective in small communities and uses a unique teaching model of practical scholarship with a strong emphasis in learning by doing.

Urban Development Institute

 

Mark served for several years on the Board of the Okanagan Chapter of the Urban Development Institute where he co-chaired its Progressive Development Committee.