I was going to talk about intentional communities last week but life got in the way. Actually, last Friday night Marcia and I were at an open meeting to discuss Victoria’s Official Community Plan. In a way this fits in as sustainability, green building, water and energy are key issues for any OCP. Vancouver has recently gone through a similar process, as are other cities around the world.
A topic like ‘intentional communities’ is vast, certainly more than can be contained in one writing (even if that writing was a book), and the idea of an intentional community means many different things to many different people. However, since I’m writing this I get to define some of the parameters at least, and others are most welcome to continue the discussion in the comments below. Let’s break this down into its components: intention and community. Continue Reading →