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Audio files available of Roberto Perez, Cuban permaculturalist

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on November 27th, 2008

Roberto Perez, Cuban permaculturalist (featured in the documentary The Power of Community), travelled to Australia recently to speak about Cuba, food and fossil fuels – see the post “Event – Organic Cuba: Abandoning Fossil Fuels – Public meeting featuring Roberto Perez – 5 April“. A popular guest, Perez gave an inspiring talk at London Food Link’s Big Autumn Do in September 2008. He focused on how Cuba responded to peak oil and its transition to a more sustainable model of agriculture which included thriving urban agriculture projects throughout Havana.

His presentation was recorded and can be listened below:

Part 1

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Running on empty – Roadshow discusses Cuba’s case with oil

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on October 3rd, 2008

‘Running on empty takes an in-depth look at how urban communities in Cuba overcame the challenges and issues they faced as a result of the harsh economic conditions and the depletion of resources. Presented through a range of case studies, scenarios and expert opinions, ‘running on empty will look at a range of real life issues and impacts on Australias development Industry and present a range of opportunities and solutions to combat these challenges.

When and where: Melbourne, Thursday 9 October, Canberra, Tuesday 14 October, Sydney, Wednesday 15 October, Brisbane, Thursday 16 October (inc Qld Minister Andrew McNamara) and Townsville, Friday 17 October.

Key note speaker, Dr Fernando Martirena
With a wealth of invaluable understanding of the development industry, Dr Martirena will share his experience of the Cuban oil crisis of the 1990s. Along with his team, Dr Martirena developed a range of unique and innovative construction and community building and design techniques to help combat the crisis. His work in the building and development industry has been acclaimed globally, receiving the United Nations World Habitat Award for EcoMaterials in Social Housing Projects.


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