Christie Walk ecovillage

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-[http://www.bshf.org/en/about/dih/projects.php?pID=294 Christie Walk EcoCity Project]+* [http://www.bshf.org/en/about/dih/projects.php?pID=294 Christie Walk EcoCity Project
 +* [http://www.urbanecology.org.au/publications/residentialenergy/ Urban Ecology Australia - Inner City Residential Energy Performance]
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[[Category:Urban]] [[Category:Urban]]

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The Christie Walk ecovillage is an urban ecological development in Adelaide that demonstrates a sustainable urban lifestyle. The 14 environmentally sustainable dwellings built to date use a range of sustainable construction materials and systems and are independently funded with ethical finance. Water saving is a high priority, as is the use of solar energy, healthy non-toxic materials and natural ventilation systems. The local community has been supportive and involved throughout the project.

The first stage of 14 houses was completed and occupied in 2002. The final stage of 13 dwellings and community buildings was completed in 2006.

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Key features

  • Ecological community oriented development in an urban setting
  • Energy and water saving
  • Use of ethical finance
  • Non-toxicity of construction materials used

Evaluation

Places and spaces are generally quieter, with low running costs and genuine community/village atmosphere that finds expression in a number of ways.

Working examples are powerful tools to change public perceptions and aspirations, and to inform and change industry practices. Regular site visits are available to members of the public as well as Open Days and many individuals have been influenced after visiting or reading about the project. School and civic groups (including overseas delegations) also make regular visits.

Contact

Dr Paul F. Downton, Principal Architect and Urban Ecologist
Ecopolis Architects Pty Ltd
123 Sturt Street
Adelaide, SA 5000
Australia

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