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.

Christie Walk in the media

Christie Walk continues to attract interest from schools, universities, environmental agencies, government bodies and also the media – take a look at some of the coverage...

Roof gardens

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

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.

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 resource pack comprises a DVD (2 movies) and a comprehensive CD-ROM 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.  

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Book a Christie Walk site tour

Go on a tour of renowned ecological housing development, Christie Walk - a working example of a more sustainable future, right in the heart of Adelaide.  See for yourself the benefits of energy and water conservation, good ecological design and construction, and a resilient and thriving community.  Go inside an individual home and see Adelaide’s original and best roof garden. Visit Christie Walk and be inspired to live more sustainably!

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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.

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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