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Innovative Models for Affordable Housing – Sustainability Talks Series

30 August 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Belconnen Library
12 Chandler Street
Belconnen ACT 2617
$2 for members, $5 for non-members

Join the SEE-Change Belconnen Local Group for a presentation and information session, and soup.

Please register by Monday 24 August and note your dietary requirements  so we know how much soup to prepare.

The talks will include:

Vauban & Rieselfeld – A case study in Sustainable Districts: Leigh Duxson

This presentation outlines the social history of Freiburg Germany since the 70’s and in this context the development of two districts which have become significant examples of sustainable urban development. Comparisons will be made between these districts and where possible with Australian major city examples. Also shown is an example of a passivhaus visited in Vauban.

Smart Urban Villages – Ben O’Callaghan

Smart Urban Villages’ is a pioneering new model for sustainable living. By combining extensive community facilities, professional management and truly sustainable design, the model is set to change the way Australian’s perceive housing. Residents will be able to avoid mortgages through the long-term leasing model which allows residents to stay for as long as they like, just like the successful European housing model. Learn more at www.smarturbanvillages.com

Sun Villages – Stina Kerans and Greg Henderson

Sun Villages is a local housing development in an apartment block on the Canberra/Queanbeyan border for 35-50 people that demonstrates:

  • housing that responds to your changing needs – apartment size can expand and contract based on resident needs;
  • your money stays in your hands – an innovative share structure for owners and investors to reduce debt and bank involvement;
  • architectural design fundamentally effects wellbeing; and
  • people who have access to community are healthier and happier.

For more information visit: www.sunvillages.com.au

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