Videoconference: Civic Design for the Next Seven Generations—A Discussion on Sacred Civics

In Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities, Jayne Engle and Tanya Chung-Tiam-Fook assemble visions for how spirituality and sacred values are essential for reimagining how we live, organize and govern ourselves, determine and distribute wealth, inhabit and design cities, and construct relationships with others and nature. Join us for a discussion with Jayne and Tanya on what it looks like to design for the next seven generations. 

Optional: read Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities in print or open access!

About our speakers:

Jayne Engle, Co-Editor and Co-Author, Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities, Co-Director of Participatory Canada

Jayne is committed to system transformations for the long term that are radically inclusive and caring, decolonizing and ennobling. She’s an urbanist, strategist, experimentalist and curator of ecosystems and change processes.

She is the Co-Director of Participatory City Canada (a part of the Participatory City Global ecosystem), a collaborator on the City Experiment Fund in Eastern Europe with UNDP and ALC, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University School of Urban Planning. She was until recently Director of Communities at the McConnell Foundation, where she curated the Cities & Places Portfolio – philanthropic work that fostered social and civic innovation and infrastructure for equitable and regenerative cities. Jayne has worked for 25 years in philanthropic leadership, city planning and community asset development, urban policy innovation, participatory research and collaborative governance design in the US and across Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.

She holds a PhD in Urban Planning, Policy & Design from McGill University in Montreal; a Master of Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburgh; and an MBA in real estate development and urban land studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Tanya Chung-Tiam-Fook, Co-Editor and Co-Author, Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities; Co-Director of Participatory Canada

Tanya Chung-Tiam-Fook specializes in the areas of climate and ecological resilience, Indigenous knowledges and partnerships, innovation, placekeeping, and health and mental wellness. Working in non-profit, academic, government and grassroots settings across Canada and internationally, Tanya leads research and knowledge co-creation, program and content development, partnerships, strategy and advising as: Co-Director of Participatory Canada with Jayne Engle; and as Director of Research for the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology (CIIT). She has an advisory role as subject specialist on numerous panels and committees.

Tanya holds a PhD in Environmental Studies, postdoctoral fellowships in community climate change adaptation and climate change and Indigenous health, an MA in International Development Studies, and a diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has many years’ experience as a university lecturer, delivering educational modules and workshops, and presenting her research, publications and thought leadership. Tanya’s Akawaio and mixed ancestry from Guyana and the Netherlands, combined with interdisciplinary and international experiences, enable her to bring intercultural and multifaceted perspectives and sensibilities to her work.