Urban Vitality Inspired by Nature

– Field Trip –

RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON MAY 11 or 12 🌱 Maximum of 24 participants per day 🌱 Timing 9-5 🌱 Pick up location to be announced 🌱 Refreshments included 🌱 Price $300 🌱 Scholarships available – apply for discount.

Have a field day with designers and decision-makers across sectors to explore the watershed in this outdoor workshop and bus tour. Earn a day of professional development credits in-person and in your community. 

Bring a colleague and enjoy a day of purposeful connection and meaningful learning, experiencing and discussing nature-informed design.  

SEE realized solutions and identify potential applications.

DISCUSS ways to strengthen natural infrastructure throughout the urban environment.

LEARN about development initiatives that prioritize people and the planet.

Start at the seashore and experience the dynamism of southern vancouver island. End the day floating in a kayak that is designed for all bodies and abilities.

Research confirms our intuitive sense that human well-being depends on the health and quality of our natural environment. As designers, developers, and planners we need to make the connection between personal and planetary health.

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from Nature’s 3.8+ billion years of design experience to solve today’s challenges – an approach that can provide new inspiration to help you hit your triple bottom line (social, economic & environmental value).  Find ways to meet the visions of official community plans (OCPs):  from habitat restoration strategies to housing development that meets climate goals while increasing property values. 

WHAT creates resilience to climate shifts and a good quality of life for all? 

WHERE are the opportunities to increase diversity and inclusivity, both in our urban spaces and natural ones?

HOW can new development increase community health and reduce carbon emissions?

NatuR&D ‘s team of biomimicsChristine Lintott, architect; Kira Hunt, landscape designer; and Anne-Marie Daniel, community mobilizer – will be your guides as we think about how to build housing & infrastructure that protects from floods and coastal inundation, heat waves, food insecurity, storm and seismic events.  



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Urban Vitality Inspired by Nature – Field Trip – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023
Full-Day Outdoor Workshop and Bus Tour, including refreshments
24 available
Urban Vitality Inspired by Nature – Field Trip – THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023
Full-Day Outdoor Workshop and Bus Tour, including refreshments
24 available