Urban Ecology Australia exists to demonstrate and promote a more sustainable approach to the way we live.
In 2008, for the first time, more people lived in cities than in rural areas. And so, if we are are to address major issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource scarcity and social equity, we need to focus on the urban form and look for ways in which we can improve it.
Urban Ecology’s flagship ‘Ecocity’ development, Christie Walk, provides visitors with a tangible example of what is possible when good urban design is applied to the challenge of housing people in medium density near the city centre. Urban Ecology provides site tours of Christie Walk to members of the public, school groups, urban planners, decision makers and developers.
‘Ecocities’ can provide answers to many of these challenges and at Urban Ecology Australia we promote ‘Ecocities’ as one way to look at urban design and planning. Incorporated in December 1991, UEA is a United Nations accredited, non-profit, non-government, educational association, based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Urban Ecology Australia has initiated ecocity projects such as Christie Walk, which is showing members of the public, the construction industry, and government and professional bodies how we can transform our cities into thriving, dynamic and self-sustaining places to be.
Membership of Urban Ecology is open to anyone.
The goals of Urban Ecology Australia are set out in the Rules of the Association: