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Village Vision 2nd Meeting: Land Use in the Village Core

Our second meeting and community workshop will be held February 7, 2015 at the Community Hall from 1-4pm.

All are welcome. A children's table will be provided.

The topic is LAND USE in the VILLAGE CORE. Come and find out why things are the way they are and how that can change. As part of the plenary session, there will be two guest speakers, Karin Kronstal, Islands Trust Planner, who will speak on "Zoning in the Village Core" and Sebastian Moffatt, sustainable infrastructure and land use planner, who will speak on "Imaginative Village Planning-Lessons from Near and Far".

Speaker Biographies:

Karin Kronstal, Islands Trust Planner

Karin joined the Islands Trust in November 2014 for a nine-month term while Sonja Zupanec is on temporary assignment at the Ministry of Agriculture. Karin previously worked as a municipal planner in her hometown of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and as an Island Planner for the Government of Grenada. She has a background in social planning and public engagement, and has worked with the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Council on Social Development. Karin holds a Masters degree in Planning from Dalhousie University and recently completed the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) certification program in Toronto.

Sebastian Moffatt, B.E.S., M.Sc., PhD

Sebastian has been the lead consultant and facilitator on many innovative strategic plans in British Columbia and across Canada. Communities such as Ganges, Bowser, Rossland and Fort St. John along with entire urban regions such as Metro Vancouver and the National Capital Region have benefited from his expertise. His home is on Salt Spring Island where he has been extensively involved in the Official Plan and the Design Advisory Panel. I

During his long career as President of a Consulting firm (Sheltair) and an Institute (CONSENSUS), Sebastian pioneered Canada’s approach both to Green Infrastructure and to Integrated Community Sustainability Planning. For the past ten years his work has taken him to urban design projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and America. He is the author of the World Bank’s best-selling book on Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities