Resources

RetroSuburbia talk by David Holmgren

RetroSuburbia talk at APC13 by David Holmgren

David Holmgren encourages permaculture activists to focus their energies on retrofitting suburbia for an energy decent future. David argues that the opportunities to retrofit are so much more important than new buildings because of the limits to debt based growth. Filmed at the 13th Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Perth October 2016.

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Future Scenarios - David Holmgren

Future Scenarios

David’s extended essay about scenario planning that became a book, also available to read online. Two further essays build on this work, find out more here.

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David Holmgren on the Endurance of Suburbia

David Holmgren on the Endurance of Suburbia

The End of Suburbia is a must see documentary about peak oil, arguing that it spells a hard crash for the suburban dream. David Holmgren here offers a counterview, a vision of a radically retrofitted, food producing suburbia. David Holmgren is the co-originator of Permaculture.

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Surfing the suburbs with David Holmgren

Extended Aussie Street Presentation filmed in Hobart

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David’s presentation starts at 3 minutes, if you want to skip ahead.

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Retrofitting the suburbs for sustainability

Aussie Street Presentation at the Wheeler Centre

In his Lunchbox/Soapbox talk, David Holmgren explores the profound improvements that the application of permaculture principles and strategies could deliver for the sustainability and liveability of today’s suburbs.

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Take a street and build a community -Shani Graham at TEDxPerth

Take a street and build a community: Shani Graham at TEDxPerth

How well do you know your neighbours? Suburban life is often isolating and rarely a true community experience. This is not the case in Hulbert Street.

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Peak Oil And Permaculture: Interview With David Holmgren On Energy Descent

Interview with David Holmgren by Adam Fenderson from Resilience in 2004 on peak oil and Permaculture. Transcript available

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Essence of Permaculture

A summary of David’s book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. Available as an A5 booklet, as a free PDF, or get the ePub version in full colour with added functionality.

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Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

David Holmgren’s seminal work, Principle and Pathways draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. Essential reading for permaculture designers and accessible to a wide range of critical thinkers. Also available as an eBook.

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