Smart Urban Villages is interested in hearing from anyone who knows of additional sites that might suit a community, as described on this website. We are currently focusing on land parcels that are near public transport and within 15km of a city centre. Blocks (or a combination of blocks including neighbours) that total 1 to 10 acres in size are likely to best suit the SUV model.
We are currently considering two sites in inner-north Melbourne, however we would love to hear about more sites in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay or indeed worldwide - that might lend themselves to the creation of vibrant, sustainable communities - using the SUV model. The sites might currently be zoned residential, commercial, industrial or mixed-use; we are open to suggestions and know that most councils would be interested in the model we are proposing.
Please contact us if you would like to recommend a site, or if you own suitable land.
are cheaper to operate in the long term, compared to contemporary forms of housing, and.
Many ecovillages use these daily and save time and money by being able to access resources or assistance more quickly and easily.
Not because it's simply politically correct, because it's the only path to long-term competitive advantage." (ref).
They could be developed on existing housing sites, open land or old commercial/industrial sites.
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