Do you know your neighbours? Do you long for the sense of community in your street that you had as a child? Are you interested in how the development of geographic community can make our suburbs more sustainable and resilient?
Come and spend some time with Shani Graham from Ecoburbia, and hear her ideas about the development of geographic community. You will reflect on the importance of community, then watch a heart warming TED talk by Shani about the story of a small local street community.
Shani will then share what she and her friends have been up to in her current neighbourhood, the 350 houses around her, who have developed a group calling themselves The "West Beacy Bunch". Stories of activities undertaken, an interesting governance structure and the community’s response to covid19 are inspiring at many levels.
As well as discussing some of the lessons these stories have for your own situation you will have a chance to share some ways you could improve the community feel of your own geographic community.
You are guaranteed to leave with the skills and inspiration to develop community where you live.