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The end of suburbia: and the beginning of what?

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on January 13th, 2012

23 January , 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Film & Discussion Night. Monday 23 January 2012, 7pm @Port Phillip EcoCentre

The urban sprawl of Melbourne is reaching further and further, taking habitat for wildlife and prime land for growing food. It makes us more and more dependant on cars and doesn’t provide a space for a thriving neighbourhoods and engaged communities. With growing Australian population we all need a space to live but why instead of being more resourceful are Australian houses are getting bigger and bigger?

How do we deal with all these tensions? What is our outlook for the problem for the upcoming years?

Before solving all these issues let’s step back and watch a documentary: ‘The End of Suburbia’ (2004, Gregory Greene) that provides us with the historical background on how suburbs came to being in the USA and what are the challenges that face these places and their habitants.

After the screening join us for a snack and fun activities during which we will explore alternatives to a typical suburbian urban sprawl. Share your experience about the challenges of current housing realm.

Address: 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

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To get the gist of what we will be talking about see this amazing short animation An Urban Sprawl Thinking Piece: http://vimeo.com/8001833

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