Declan Kennedy

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Declan Kennedy, co-founder of Lebensgarten EcoVillage in Germany, inspired in part by Findhorn. Declan has served as President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). [1]

"Prof. Declan Kennedy, Irish Architect, Urban Planer, Mediator, and Permaculture Designer, teaching and practicing urban design and permaculture, landscape, renewable energy and agricultural planning, coupled with holistic strategies, in Germany since 1972, and in special intensive seminars - organized in many countries. 1972 to 1990, Professor of Urban Design and Infrastructure at the Architectural Department of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, editor of the Journal EKISTICS from 1968 to 1973, since then on its advisory board, member of the World Society of Ekistics since 1972; 1975- 1978: 2. Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Technical University Berlin, member of the Permaculture Insitute of Europe, since 1982; 1985 co-founder of eco-village Lebensgarten Steyerberg, near Hanover, Germany; Country Co-ordinator for Germany of the Global Action Plan for the Earth (GAP) from 1989-92. 1995 Founding Chairman: Global Eco-Village Network (GEN); Worked on Steering Committee of the “Best Practices and Leadership Programme” (BLP) of United Nations Centre for Human Settlements; research work on “New and Renewed Ecological Settlements” in 5 countries of Europe until 1996, supported by the European Academy of the Urban Environment, Berlin; Prof. Kennedy’s preoccupation with permaculture, positive energies and eco-village design has led to his engagement in the Gaia University, a young university without walls, based on action-learning. " [1]

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  1. findhorn Declan Kennedy organizational web page, accessed May 2, 2018.