Regenerative Villages

We are at a crossroads with humanity. The Climate Emergency is the most important issue of our lifetime, followed by the intersection of exponential technologies as a disruptive but positive force to wield into economic diversity and regenerative living. COVID-19 has created an exodus from big cities, and mass climate migration has occurred during political turmoil. A perfect storm for rural Canada, and a shock to our system to move ahead in collaboration around the world.

We are a collective of Smart Village professionals. We drive experimentation and inspire a new way of life for Canadians and lead the world with Connected Communities. The global pandemic, with decentralization everywhere, including remote work, ubiquitous connectivity and efficient transportation, will evolve real estate by giving everyone a chance to codesign resilient, affordable, equitable, healthy and regenerative communities together.

Our main partner ReGen Villages builds regenerative and resilient communities, with integrated life support systems of food, water, energy, education, economic, transportation and waste-to-resource management. New communities are connected to each other and to existing communities in smart bioregions, through the Village OS AI platform. This creates a border free autonomous system to optimize and improve our lives, and mitigate our challenges.

Smart Villages are a new, healthier way to live. They are communities that integrate technology and nature into regenerative living. They operate from the principles of biomimicry and biophilic design, creating environments that support the health of the bioregion, and the people & other living beings within it.


We are building out the first Smart Villages in BC and in AB with a pipeline of data “the new oil” to create new regional partnerships. They will act as pilot projects and will be open sourced with livestreamed events on collaborative platforms.

There are 3 types of communities that need to be built and connected together with the Village OS software. 

  • Small experimental zones
  • Create new villages
  • Retrofit existing communities

They are all unique and need to be built to support every permutation of community in the world. They each have a set of partners (individuals, investors, corp, gov, NGO) that have a set of goals for the communities, just like a good business. Private capital financing will be automated online.

Step 1

Host our Super Fun, Inter-Generational, Innovation Events to Co-Create Solutions on social, environmental and economic development. Afterwards, post the solutions online in your own civic engagement platform for perpetual refinement on This will continue the discussion and connect any events and solutions in action groups. We use Nelson BC based Nudj to make it all happen automagically.

Innovation Dome can be setup for a unique and interactive space anywhere

Step 2

In order for innovation to happen we need to touch and feel and try and fail in a safe space. We need to identify a small experimental zone in your community AKA “building sandbox” to test new infrastructure and meet daily with community to play! Anyone can make the pitch transparently online and the people vote on what to co-create. Here are a sample of new housing and living technology on the market today that can be a starting point. Many of this infrastructure innovation exists in our region.

Step 3

Connect with other communities around the world and update living in real-time on the Village Operating System. We will make sure everything is connected between wonderful communities, schools, organizations, companies and people. Thats what tech can do when done right… instead of leaving it upto a few people to make calls, closed door meetings or online searches.

Beam in the global expertise to you right now to get started!

Connect with Jean-Marc La Flamme on LinkedIn

Connect with James Ehrlich on LinkedIn

A first experimental zone;

Future Thinkers Smart Village & ReGen Villages Lab

More media on ReGen Villages;

James Ehrlich – Building Self Sustaining Ecosystems

Virgin: Future of sustainable living: Rural areas minutes from major cities is a Kootenay innovator in high performance and low cost housing