Vic Derman’s Natural City: Three Lenses to Shape the Urban Future

At the third and final event in the 2008 Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation Series, Councillor Vic Derman of the District of Saanich elaborated on his vision for The Natural City. He posed the question: "What do we want this place to look like in 50 years, and how will we get from here to there?"

Creating Our Future: The Natural City Vision

“Collectively, the three lenses bring our future into focus. The picture they define is one of environmental, social and economic sustainability. It portrays a new approach that cannot be accomplished with tinkering and incremental change. Instead, bold and visionary action will be needed," states Vic Derman.

Will Marsh explains “Site Adaptive Planning and Design”

Will Marsh (Landscape Planner, Teacher, Author):
This is a straight-forward planning principle that facilitates a ‘Design with Nature’ approach to development. This approach respects the inherent qualities that make places special.