Author - James Gruber
Publisher - New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers says, "Strong local
communities are the foundation of a healthy, participatory, and resilient
society. Rather than looking to national governments, corporations, or new technologies to solve environmental and social problems, we can learn and apply the successes of thriving communities to protect the environment, enhance local livelihood, and grow social vitality.
is an easy-to-use guidebook that distills the success of healthy thriving communities from around the world into twelve universally applicable principles that transcend cultures and locations."
About the Author
New Society Publishers says "James S. Gruber, PhD, PE, is Director of the PhD Program in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, a member of the IUCN Council for Environmental Economic and Social Policy, and a recent delegate to the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. He has consulted for governments and NGOs in the US, Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa on environmental issues and local governance, focusing on citizen empowerment in developing and implementing policy and programs."
Where to get it?
New Society Publishers
From the video
"No one exists in isolation. Our impacts all affect each other, both on the social and environmental levels. Permaculture
is about integration, and community is the way that comes to life! Sharing Permaculture
with friends, neighbors, and relatives is the way we reap the benefits of the abundance that a Permaculture
Sharing Lives- Intentional Permaculture Community
From the video description:
"What is it like living in community on our Hawaiian Permaculture farm? This overview includes interviews with members and gives you an idea of the culture and activities we share together at La'akea Community, on the Big Island. Music by Musasa Marimba Ensemble."
Permaculture and Community: LILAC Green Cohousing
From the video description:
"LILAC ("low-impact living, affordable community") cohousing has been built on an old school ground in the suburbs with energy-efficient buildings. The place is high density—three-quarters of a hectare, with 50 people
living on it—but has been developed to provide housing for lots of people living and working with the same ethics. The site came about from a conversation between two couples, wishing to have a community to live in and bring up families."
Permaculture designs Thriving Communities
Description of the video:
"People across Britain are designing thriving communities using permaculture. This video shows some of the projects working with a diverse range of people."
Sustainability in Cities
Retrofitting my Neighborhood
Building Community by Design in 5 Simple Steps
Permaculture Community Building
Building Community Through Permaculture - An Interview with Mark Lakeman
Building Community - 12 Principles - Website
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