Since 1994, Patrick M. Condon has organized and participated in over a score of design charrettes for sustainable communities. He is a senior researcher in the Design Center for Sustainable Communities at UBC, whose goal is to advance the practice of sustainable community development in North America. He holds a BSc and a MLA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His 20 years of experience in government and as a scholar include his former role as Director of Community Development for the city of Westfield, Mass. He came to UBC in 1992 to be the Director of the Landscape Architecture Program; in 1994, he became the UBC James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments. As the James Taylor Chair at UBC, Patrick leads the Headwaters Sustainable Development Demonstration Project, a Surrey, BC community being constructed using sustainable development principles. He is the author of numerous books, including Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities (Island Press).