Archive for the ‘Sustainable Design’ Category

March 27th, 2011 - 11:06 pm § in Blogroll, Edible Cities, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Village, Transition Towns

Urban Agriculture and City Farms and their role in Community Engagement

I’m back! After a long time away I have returned more inspired than ever to write about the wonderful examples of sustainable cities that I witnessed on my 8 month trip in the Americas. One of the reasons that I was absent from the Brisbane to Bogota blog was that I was finishing my research [[...]

November 17th, 2009 - 12:00 am § in Blogroll, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Design

Sustainable City 1 ~ Brisbane

As part of Brisbane to Bogota I will be reporting on several sustainable cities, so I thought I’d start with my own. Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland and is located in the south east of the state. Brisbane is 30 kms from the beautiful Moreton Bay and is situated east of [..[...]

November 8th, 2009 - 10:40 pm § in Blogroll, Edible Cities, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Village

Wild Food in the City

I was wandering around Kelvin Grove Urban Village (KGUV) this morning, which is a 16 hectare master-planned community that demonstrates best practice in sustainable, mixed-use urban development in Brisbane. While I was there I saw few dismal looking ornamental potted plants beside a street cafe and [...]

October 23rd, 2009 - 11:09 pm § in Blogroll, Sustainable Action, Sustainable Design

Guerrilla Gardening

I mentioned Guerrilla Gardening in the PARKing post and it occurred to me that some of you may not have heard of this global phenomenon, so I thought I’d write a blog about one of my favourite forms of peaceful dissent. Guerrilla Gardening is a type of direct action where individuals or ‘[...]

October 14th, 2009 - 6:49 pm § in Blogroll, Sustainable Action, Sustainable Design

PARK(ing) Day 2009

On September 19th it was PARK(ing) Day 2009, an initiative that originally began in 2005 by Rebar an art and design collective in San Francisco. In 2005 Rebar initially converted a single metered parking space into a temporary park, to reclaim the streets and create public space in a city with 70%[...]