New from Adelaide
My name is Luke and I a 23 year old student at the University of Adelaide, studying a bachelor of Social Science. I have lived in Adelaide all my life, besides moving around a bit as a baby before I remember.
I came across Permaculture last year by searching through the internet. My undergraduate studies on modern society has led me to the essential word "sustainability", and so I found Permaculture.
I guess you could call me a 'noob' but for what I lack in large deployment of sustainability I make up for with the little things. At least I like to think so. My interest in Permaculture supersedes my action in it at present, this is something I hope to balance out in the future.
G'day Chesty (Luke)
Welcome to the PRI Forum.
Great name you've got yourself there, and an awesome part of the world you live in, too!
Any particular area of the Social Sciences you are interested in?
In case you have not seen it, check out the following work, I think you might appreciate it:
The Shadow Plans of the Tandanya Bioregion
RE: Shadow Plans of the Tandanya Bioregion
Cheers for the reply ecodharmamark and nice to meet you ,
To answer you question, I'm particularly interested in social Anthropology, which is my major. But I have more interests than I can seem to fit in.
I like the idea of small, high density, localised ecocities with transit connections between them. It is a picturesque of order in a chaotic world. Ecology is manageable on the small scale in this shadow plan of eco-cities, almost as western individualism goes that we each look after our self and thus the society is 'looked after'. If Each eco-city were capable of responsibly looking after itself and its ecology and in cooperation with other eco-cities, issues would be small and relatively easy to control.
'Act local, think global' really punctuates the thoughts of this modern era and I can see it reflected in the shadow plans. The greatest hurdle, I believe, is public opinion. People generally don't like too much change but that said, I think this is the time were people could be most susceptible to the possibilities of change. As mentioned before on western individualism, that may be an effective angle to take when promoting these ideas in the shadow plan in Adelaide. Also, I have seen that Adelaide is having some kind of 'remember its history' theme at the moment were pictures of historical Adelaide are being placed around where people can see all over the place. I would use this as a gateway into conversation about Adelaide's future, as the past often provokes such talk about the future.
Thank you for sending this to me, my voice feels heard