Shaz Jameson wrote:Hi all,
I'm very interested in using permaculture for urban sustainability.
By training I'm a social scientist with a specialisation in urban sustainability governance, so, how does local governments (city council) work together with all the other actors and how are decisions made on the basis of what knowledge in order to make the city more sustainable. So, I've worked a lot about urban planning, without actually doing it.
Does anybody have experience with urban planners, or is one, who is working to using permaculture principles in practice?
I'd love for you to share your experience. How did you bring those in? Did you encounter any resistance? What worked well, what didn't?
There is a big 'gap in the market' so to say for permaculture strategy. People could really use the design approach for better cities, and at lower costs, to build up interconnections and multiple functions for one element, etc.
I'd be interested in setting myself up as a permaculture consultant with a focus on urban planning. Probably need to get experience in urban planning as such. Just throwing ideas out there, but I really think this is the BIG direction that things are going to go.
Any thoughts welcome!