An Intentional Urban village that is both environmentally and socially sustainable.
A village that promotes and supports a community composed of the young, the elderly and those inbetween.
Garry and Stina Kerans are the initiators of this fantastic forward thinking housing concept.
Regular evening talks/workshops at No.3 Young Street Queanbeyan will introduce the principles of an Intentional Urban Village – using Sun Village Queanbeyan as an example.
Stina is hoping you may be able to join in on one of three evenings, and bring any friends or family who may be interested. If you are getting on in years and considering your options for the future, this will be way better than any retirement village – come and find out why!
TIME: 5 pm on 24th,25th and 26th May 2011
The Aspect development (http://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-nsw-queanbeyan-107227169) is the first buildings you come to when you cross the NSW/ACT border from Fyshwick. After the H.M.A.S. HARMAN traffic lights veer left onto Norse Road (the alternative route to Queanbeyan) You then have to enter the development via Young Street – the first street on the left.
If you come at around 5pm you can have a tour of the nearly completed 2nd stage, and the completed first stage of the development.
Please bring a plate to share.
Just like 40 percent, 350 parts per million is not just an important target, it’s an important opportunity. An opportunity for creativity, for equity and for community. On Sunday the 10th of October little sparks of a possible future will light up the globe as scores of ordinary people join together in over 6174 separate events in 184 countries for the 350.org global work party to celebrate climate solutions. Here in Canberra our recently announced 40% emissions reduction target gives us all the more reason to celebrate.
Running through the Inner North of Canberra lies Sullivans Creek. What was once a vibrant living waterway has been turned into an ugly concrete drain. But a series of planned wetlands along the creek are changing this well known eyesore into a dynamic green space which will improve water quality, provide habitats for a wonderful diversity of birds and create a friendlier and more inviting atmosphere for residents. Join us on a gentle bicycle tour of three of these new wetlands followed by a working bee at O’Connor community gardens. The abundance of green spaces in Canberra has always been one of the distinctive features of our city. Improving and upgrading these much loved spaces will be just one of the great opportunities that our 40 percent target presents. It was community action by ordinary Canberrans that led to these new wetlands and it will only be through community action that green spaces around Canberra will continue to be upgraded.
The tour will be leaving Lyneham shops at 10 minutes past 10 on Sunday 10/10/2010. We will be arriving at O’Connor Community Gardens (at the back of the Uniting Church on the corner of Jarrah and Brigalow St) around Noon. You are more than welcome to come for just the bike tour and skip the working bee or vice versa.
But wait, there’s more. Our friends at Climate Action Canberra are also hosting a forum on the topic Coal and climate change at 6.30-8.00pm on Monday the 11th of October in the Manning Clark Theatre at the Australian National University. With a host of interesting speakers this promises to be a cracker of a night.
Things are changing in this town of ours. It is up to all of us to seize the opportunities presented by the 40 percent target to make sure that we build on what we already love about our city.