Cohousing, and Intentional Communites
Design & Construction
in Colleges & Universities
& Radio Appearances
Involved With (past and present)
Consultant, Eco Resort, Costa Rica
2001-2002: Support of the development of a vision and plan that
informed a business plan that is being presented to investor.
Will be involved in site selection and design of land use plan,
natural buildings, renewable energy systems, and alternative
waste treatment systems, as well as land restoration and development
of ecotourism opportunities on site and in neighbouring areas.
Environmental Consultant, Harbourfront
Water Festival (July 2000), Toronto 1999: Developed environmental
ideas for a proposed water festival.
Environmental Consultant, Cohousing
Community, Salt Lake City, Utah 1997-98
Consultant and Writer, Strategies for Sustainable Development
of the Downsview Lands, for Canada Lands, Inc. 1996 : Advisor
and writer for a proposal to the Federal Department of Lands
for the sustainable redevelopment of a retired airforce base
in metropolitan Toronto
Planner, Subwatershed Study, Mark
L. Dorfman Planner, Inc. 1995: Developed approach to study:
land capabilities based on functional areas. Environmentally
sensitive site plan and urban design guidelines for pedestrian
Infrastructure Greening Consultant,
Allen Associates Engineering 1995: Developed principles and
guidelines for sustainable use and development of biophysical
resources on site of Cornell development of New Urbanism: prepared
written document. Critiqued architectural, urban design, and
streetscape guidelines; assisted in expanding the scope of open
Co-ordinator, Nature Reserve Management
Plan, The Arboretum, University of Guelph 1994/95: Led initiative
to assess the Nature Reserve and develop a long term management
plan. Compiled biological inventory data from several studies.
Researched: management strategies for nature reserves, other
policies pertaining to the protection of natural areas; conservation
biology literature and practice. Facilitated discussions of
management strategies. Elucidated management goals and objectives.
Developed and wrote management plan.
Co-ordinator, Seaton Design Competition,
Dunlop Farrow Architects 1994: Primary staff person in co-ordination
and development of innovative community design for Provincially
owned lands in North Pickering (Seaton). This was a leading
edge exercise sponsored by the Ministry of Housing to explore
alternatives to conventional development practices. Our team
took a holistic approach to sustainable design: environmentally
sensitive landscape planning, community development (social
and economic). Responsibilities: research, data analysis, idea
development, report writing.
Assistant Planner for Wellington
County, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1993: Position
working with the planner for Wellington County as well as the
biologist, and forestry and aggregate resource officers. Activities:
plan review (Official Plan, zoning, subdivision); meetings with
consultants, ministry and agency staff; site visits; wetland
evaluation and mapping; subwatershed planning. GIS (Arc/Info):
map generation and plan review.