City Repair – Permaculture for Urban Spaces

PM76_630What happens when citizens apply permaculture principles to a city grid? They create friendly places within the grid that invite people to come together. Mark Lakeman, co-founder of Portland, Oregon’s City Repair Project describes these “creative intervention” projects as placemaking at its best. People learn to work together, build trust and have fun. The results, from painted intersections to cob benches and other organic structures, invite people “to inhabit the planet on our own terms” rather than the grid-locked culture imposed by the city. Episode 76. []

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  1. Iselin Celestine says:

    How I agree with regard to the ‘fog’ and the acceptance. And how I appreciate the choice to not wait for consensus. In considering this, I see that the last is an unlikely state to anticipate or expect. Sobered. I have thought about this (Indigenous) perspective – but not so eloquently. Thank you for the relaying of this Mark! I think we would all benefit in reflecting upon this. A lot of philosophy in this show, yet, profound philosophy. One (I) feels the inner response that is talked about simply upon viewing some of these projects/elements of a project per the Internet. What heartwarming acknowledgments at the end:)

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