Monday, 23 June 2008

How to build a village

Claude Lewenz, a New Zealand-based author of How to Build a Village, a seminal work on urban sustainability, is in Far North Queensland.

Ecosmart-Australasia Pty Ltd in partnership with Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have sponsored the series of evening presentations.

Lewenz will be sharing his 16 years of research and experience on creating sustainable communities at some free evening seminars in Cairns, Malanda, Innisfail and Townsville, starting at 6:30pm.

CAIRNS: Thursday 3 July 2008
Serbian Centre, 73 Greenslopes Street Edge Hill
INNISFAIL: Monday 7 July 2008
Innisfail RSL, 18-28 Fitzgerald Esplanade, Innisfail
MALANDA: Tuesday 8 July 2008
The Malanda Hotel Ballroom, English Street, Malanda
TOWNSVILLE: Thursday 10 July 2008
Victoria Park Hotel, Boundary Street, Townsville

Please book your place as places may be limited. Phone Penny on 07 4085 5197 or email her.

More info on CAFNEC's website.

1 comment:

northernbeacheswarrior said...

Our Council should be first in line for this one, especially Peter Tabulo, Chief of City Assessement, who was recently quoted as saying when responding to townhouse development at Freshwater, "the notion of residential 1 land being pristine, detached housing is going to be a thing of the past. We are in a situation now where we are going to be under more pressure for Residential 1 infill with dual occupancies, the community is going to have to come to terms with it".

Councillor Cochrane (for once) got it right when she concluded in opposing the application said, "that the area had character and faced losings its amenity with a hotch-potch of development."

This is what is important to livable, vibrant and sustanable communites.

Many agree that the insensitive Glencorp eyesores on Clifton Road have ruined the Clifton Beach community for ever!