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David Holmgren on Retrofitting the Suburbs for Sustainability

In recent years, as we have become more aware of the negative effects of our high-impact lifestyles, a number of environmental responses have been introduced – such as building insulation, energy-efficiency requirements, improvements to public transport, conservation of urban green space, and more water-sensitive urban design. At a personal level, individuals are also adapting by, perhaps, taking in boarders, sharing backyards, or returning to the multi-generational family unit.

We have barely scratched the surface, however, of the profound improvements that the application of permaculture principles and strategies could deliver for the sustainability and liveability of today’s suburbs. Join David Holmgren to explore how suburbs can, and are, responding to the converging economic, energy and climate crises and discover how you can stimulate positive household and community resilience in the face of these pressures.

Who?

Portrait of David Holmgren

David Holmgren

David Holmgren is an environmental design consultant, author, teacher and public speaker with an international reputation as a leading sustainability thinker.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.

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