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Participatory event maps Sydney’s sharing economy

March 7, 2018 |

Mapping is how we make sense of landscapes. It is also how we make sense of those networks we cannot sea, such as Sydney’s sharing economy.

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Footpath planter gardens turn dull Waterloo space into colourful and productive place

March 25, 2012 |

IT COMBINED ELEMENTS of learning and doing, social benefit and placemaking. And it would go on the footpath in Waterloo.

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Something new and edible is coming to Woolloomooloo

March 24, 2012 |

IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING OF AN ADVENTURE  working with a new community garden group on their first project. You never know what to expect—so it’s best to expect nothing at all and that way you will be pleasantly surprised when things go well.

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Green Square Growers get going at The Tote

March 24, 2012 |

THESE URBAN FOOD ENTHUSIASTS call themselves Green Square Growers, and they’re a new group living adjacent to the brownfields that will soon house an additional 20,000 people in what s going to be a major urban renewal. Some live in Victoria Park, a large cluster of medium density apartments that offers a foretaste of what will appear in Green Square.

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Entrepreneurship the means to get good things done, says Ernesto Sirolli

November 28, 2011 | | One Comment

I’M FILLED WITH INSPIRATION as I write these words after spending two hours with about 60 others at Town Hall House in the presence of Ernesto Sirolli.

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Guerrilla composters and fruity gardens… a walk along Redfern’s back lanes

October 10, 2011 |

IT’S ONE OF THOSE streetscapes dominated by the presence of the past. I’m speaking architecturally, about the late nineteenth and early twentieth century once-were-working-class houses and occasional commercial buildings. It is in this way, through the built environment, that the past remains the present in this part of Redfern near where, across Cleveland Street, the urban continuity becomes Surry Hills.

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Drawing lessons from National Tree Day

September 10, 2011 |

A GOOD EVENT it turned out to be, National Tree Day 2010, with fine, sunny and warm Winter weather bringing out hundreds who planted 4000 ground covers, shrubs and trees. Activities for kids, a wildlife show that included a black head python and a lizard that changed colour were brought along by the wildlife display and City of Sydney waste educator, Sarah van Erp, an Eastern Suburbs Compost Revolution veteran, and Katie Oxenham, the City’s urban ecologist, were there.

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What became of Bill?

August 1, 2011 |

IT’S STRANGE HOW the mention of a name can suddenly take you back to something in your past. So it was that an online conversation on the Lost Sydney Facebook took me back to the Sydney of the late 1960s.

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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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