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Nature Night: Humanity & Ecology in Urban Spaces: Creating Community through Soil

  • 2701 Northwest Vaughn Street Portland, OR, 97210 United States (map)

Presented by the Portland Audubon Society

Have you ever entered into a neighborhood and been amazed by a community garden,
beautiful street painting, or pollinator habitat? Have you ever wondered how these spaces
connect people and animals to a place; how they bridge gaps between wildlife and
humans? Join your Audubon Society of Portland for an exciting talk with Mark Lakeman
of The City Repair Project about a vision to activate our urban landscape; creating
communion among each other, nature, and wildlife.

Mark Lakeman is the co-founder of The City Repair Project and Communitecture, Inc.,
both projects using sustainable planning and architecture to stimulate connections with
our landscape and neighborhoods. In his talk, he will pose the question: β€œAre we serious
about becoming a resilient, enduring culture based on respect, preservation, and
cultivation of restored ecological systems?” He will empower you with a vision of our
future in which people and wildlife live in urban harmony. Using his knowledge of our
Roman colonial infrastructure, Mark will lead us on a journey of the importance of
diversity not only in our biosphere but in how we transform our communities into places
that respect and sustain both people and nature.

Montgomery Park is located at 2701 NW Vaughn St. Easy access through public
transportation is available on Bus Line 77 and 15.

Earlier Event: September 17
Lents Pollinators Pathways Tour
Later Event: September 21
City Repair Walking Tour