Book a tour of Christie Walk

Go on a tour of the internationally acclaimed Christie Walk ecocity development, in the heart of the Adelaide CBD and experience what it really means to live more sustainably.

Buy the Christie Walk Resource Pack

This dual pack, comprises a DVD (2 movies) and a comprehensive CD-ROM. On the CD-ROM is an e-book entitled; 'Moving Towards Urban Sustainability' ... an excellent resource suitable for family or community...

What is an ecocity?

A city which minimises its ecological impact, where landscape and built form are balanced and where buildings and infrastructure are safe and resource efficient.

Roof gardens

Roof gardens provide insulation, bird corridors and unexpected aesthetic spaces in urban areas.

Inspiring better cities

There are better ways to organise cities. Ninety percent of Australians live in cities and on average we spend 3.5 hours commuting to work each week at a cost of $21 billion to the economy each year. We live in homes that use twice the energy that they did thirty years ago, and we are increasingly encroaching on prime agricultural land and wildlife corridors to build new suburbs. There is a better way!



Order the Christie Walk Resource Pack


This dual pack, comprises a DVD (2 movies) and a comprehensive CD-ROM. On the CD-ROM is an e-book entitled; 'Moving Towards Urban Sustainability' ... an excellent learning-support resource suitable for use in the classroom or for family or community use. Preview the (10 minute) movie: 'Christie Walk - a piece of ecocity'. This video raises key issues related to climate change and gives insights into the many sustainability initiatives at Christie Walk.

For more information and purchasing see the Resource Pack.

Book a Christie Walk site tour


Go on a tour of renowned ecological housing development, Christie Walk, and see energy and water conservation in action. Christie Walk site tours have been held since February 2001. If you wish to visit the site, see inside individual dwellings and learn all about ecological design and construction, please phone Urban Ecology on 08 8212 6760 and leave a message. Read more about the Christie Walk tour.  

Do you share our vision?


UEA believes that as cities are increasingly at the heart of the world’s environmental challenges so must they be part of the solutions. Our vision is the transformation of human settlements into Ecological Cities – vibrant, equitable, socially supportive, ecologically sustaining and economically viable communities. Read more about our vision.  

Urban Ecology Australia Annual General Meeting


All members are welcome to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 7pm in the Christie Walk Community Room. Please RSVP to Viv on 8212 6760.




The Urban Ecology community continues to inspire us with the freshness of their ideas, the strength of their determination and the practical implementation of their vision of sustainable living.
Brian Loffler
New Internationalist Cooperative