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Tactical urbanism Archives - Page 2 of 7 - PacificEdge

Publication defines food sensitive planning and urban design

November 22, 2011 |

I STARTED ADDRESSING ISSUES of food security and food sovereignty and how these ideas relate to the future of our cities at conferences and seminars and in community education courses some years ago.  A key message I delivered was that the mainstream economy’s food supply chain could be improved to make it more effective and fairer, and that food was an emerging issue and that evidence for this were the ways that communities were intervening in their own food supply by setting their own production and distribution chains.

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Choose your circle of action to create change

November 5, 2011 |

I DON’T KNOW what triggered my interest in solutions to sustainability but I trace it back to the 1970s.

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Walking the transect

September 1, 2011 |

THE TRANSECT is a activity used to gather information about an area of land for use in the design phase of projects. It can be used as part of site analysis, the phase of design that documents the characteristics of a site and the influence of external forces such as sun/shade patterns, winds and runoff.

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Permaculture—time to scale up?

April 22, 2011 |

THE INTERESTING and long-running conversation of what permaculture practitioners and educators should focus their efforts on has come up again, this time in a Facebook conversation.

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Mayor and Costa celebrate successful council courses

April 2, 2011 |

If enthusiasm to do something positive in the world is anything to go by, then the last Living Smart cohort to graduate from the ten-topic, 24-hour Saturday afternoon course marks it as a success.

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From energy glutton to energy efficiency… a new centre for learning in Randwick

April 2, 2011 |

…by Russ Grayson

In Randwick, a humble and environmentally inefficient community centre has been turned into an innovative sustainability hub—a learning and demonstration centre imagined around the sustainable use of our water, energy and food.

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A new kind of public park

March 18, 2011 |

by Russ Grayson

How do you combine an area of boring, low quality lawn, a gas barbecue and a few tables and bench seats and a couple council education courses into a cohesive area of public open space? The answer: create a new kind of public open space.

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Understanding readiness for change

October 19, 2010 | | One Comment

THE FIRST of the Sydney Transition Initiative Network Group’s (STING) mutual training events focused on the idea that people occupy different stages of readiness in regard to making changes to their thinking and behaviours related to sustainable living.

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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS — 1: Introductory notes

October 11, 2010 |

THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS is a recollection of people, places and events encountered during my time as participant-observer in permaculture design, education and community work.

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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS — 2: The dawn

October 11, 2010 |

GREY BEARD FRAMING A SUNTANNED FACE topped by a head of thinning, wispy hair, the man rises from his chair and stands at the podium.

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