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Urban Eco-villages Group In Melbourne. Neil Simpson, Phil Gall, Sandy King, Vasko Drogriski (Australia) [Conference Day 2 @ 19:30 - Submitted Paper] It tends to be assumed that urban living entails having to live with urban blight: traffic choked roadways; polluted air and watercourses; suburban sprawl and alienated social environments.

Urban Eco-villages Group In Melbourne

Less obvious is the extraordinary inefficiency of cities in dealing with energy needs, the supply of resources such as food and materials, the disposal of waste and the fact that private transport contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. The Local Agenda 21 Document agreed to at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit stipulates that 'development' and the protection of the environment cannot be separated. Many financiers are no longer investing in the more dysfunctional cities, and there is now a world-wide movement seriously looking at radical solutions to the urban crisis.

Bega: BEND - Bega Eco-Neighbourhood Developers. Bega Eco-Neighbourhood Developers Inc. is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association that formed in December 2002.

Bega: BEND - Bega Eco-Neighbourhood Developers

It aimed to purchase a particular site on which to develop a working ecologically and socially sustainable urban housing neighbourhood where people of diverse socio-economic status can flourish. This is essentially complete, with a series of Lots in the eco-subdivision passing into the ownership of future residents in March and April 2009. Much has been done and achieved - explore the relevant tabs above to see how our various project teams and objectives progressed. Last Block. Permaculture. Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.


The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student, and his professor, Bill Mollison, in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture", but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy. It has many branches that include but are not limited to ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[3] History[edit]

Permaculture College Australia. Transition-Illawarra - home. Living Schools. CityFood Growers. Permaculture - Peak Oil - The Source of Permaculture Vision and Innovation. PermaWiki. The Permaculture Association of South Australia - Book List.