After the devastation of a forest fire, the first plant to grow back is fireweed. A vibrant wildflower from the Pacific Northwest, fireweed symbolizes hope, resilience, and adaptability—things we could all use a little more of right now.
During a period of profound adjustment in the way we work, learn, and socialize, BCIT set out to inspire with stories of resilience and adaptability on the new podcast series Fireweed.
Building cities has traditionally meant altering or destroying the natural environment, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Episode 2 features Christina Olsen from the Centre for Ecocities about her vision for healthy urban centres, and from Mark Angelo about why it’s vital to protect and restore the natural features within our urban limits.
Ecocities are really all about balance and health. It’s more than just the environment, and it’s more than just the ‘eco’. It’s also about the people in it, the well-being, the health and the social justice aspects of how we live”
~ Christina Olsen