Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to organise our cities?
90% of Australian’s live in Cities, and those of us that live in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney, spend more than 3.5 hours each week commuting two and from work, at an annual cost of $21bn to the economy each year *1
The social and environmental cost of this travel is rarely accounted for.
We live in homes that use twice the energy that they did only 30 years ago, (http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/buildings/publications/energy-use.aspx) and we’re increasingly encroaching on prime agricultural land or wildlife corridors to build new suburbs. Surely there’s a better way?
At Urban Ecology Australia, we believe that there is a better way and we’re working hard to bring about changes in the way we build our cities. Why not join us?
We believe that well planned cities can become the solution to many of our ecological problems rather than the source of them.
We believe that these ‘eco-cities’ can dramatically reduce energy and water consumption, limit our impacts on the biosphere and bring renewed vitality and resilience to our communities.
Read on to find out more about the work of UEA
*1 (http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/downloads/hilda/Bibliography/wp/TAI_DP78.pdf )