Mark is the co-founder of the not-for-profit organisation, the City Repair Project (Urban Permaculture education) and is the Principal and founder of Communitecture - a cutting edge design firm that works with sustainable building projects at all scales. As well as being a permaculture designer, Mark is an architect, a landscape architect and a regenerative designer. He works on ecovillages projects, cohousing projects and social housing through a permaculture lens, and through his organisation he has been responsible for over 1200 placemaking projects throughout the city of Portland and beyond.
By Morag Gamble, Mark Lakeman, Sense-making in a changing world
Start with wherever they're able to get to start to say yes. And then you get to the next yes. And the next yes. Until the process begins.
By Mark Lakeman, Marcin Gerwin, Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
The idea that we can use design to strengthen relationships between parts of the city,,,is essential for the emergence of a sustainable society.