We are delighted to have been asked to participate in the the first 2019 Clever Living Seminar run by the Geelong Sustainability Group on Tuesday March 5th from 6.30pm at the Geelong Regional Library.
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The seminar will take a look into the opportunities and barriers for citizen-led development in Melbourne and surrounds. Exploring the international context and more local examples from Victoria.
Speakers on the night include:
- Katherine Sundermann has worked on and researched European housing developments. She is passionate about learning from citizen-led development models in order to promote more diverse and inclusive neighbourhoods.
- Andy Fergus is an architect, urban designer/planner interested in new approaches to ‘design-led’ planning and the possibilities for rethinking how planning controls can enable and support high quality housing.
- Tim Riley founder of Property Collectives, a citizen-led housing model that brings people together to develop homes at cost.
- Lisa Garner is a designer and research assistant at Swinburne Centre for Urban Transition, developing new approaches to medium density housing in middle suburban areas.
The presenters have experience in the planning, design and delivery of innovative housing models, and are passionate about the possibility of these flexible housing models to demonstrate a more socially and environmentally sustainable alternative to investor-oriented housing in the rapidly growing Geelong region.