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The Suburbs - they will be retrofitted (eventually)

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Here's a video on the subject - you can hear the chickens squawking in the background

 

David Holmgren on the Endurance of Suburbia

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=iTYe8WloF1U

 

Holmgren is the "co-originator of the permaculture concept"

 

Some points he makes

 

+ Suburbia is no more dense than denser agricultural areas,

+ But suburbanites consume far more

+ The suburbs have: water, hard surfaces to capture land

+ Houses can be retrofitted to have solar panels, and some wind

 

PUBLIC POLICY and central planning may be far too slow - people may adopt on their own.

(Flexibility in planning may be forced on local officials)

 

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http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagea...TzIIexXn-qbxqkQ

 

ENVISION:

 

+ Larger households, with boarders being taken in

+ Tasks (growing food etc) to be shared

+ Garages can be turned into workshops

 

David Holmgren Retrofitting The Suburbs - Part1

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=2cjhQWdbqE4

 

David Holmgren Retrofitting The Suburbs - Part2

 

 

David Holmgren Retrofitting The Suburbs - Part3

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=RC3kS0keJEY

 

David Holmgren Retrofitting The Suburbs - Part4

 

 

David Holmgren Retrofitting The Suburbs - Part5

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=HwMxCdugvYQ

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You mean like tis?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3282065/Ch...ce-on-roof.html

 

My roof is to steep and not right for Rice but right for Solar Panels. The Garden will be for the growing number of veggies and the glass house will go into more production in 2009.

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I Love it !

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Peng Qiugen decided to plant rice on the roof of his four storey house in Shaoxing in east China's Zhejiang province as a novel way to farm in the overcrowded city.

 

Mr Qiugen planted the rice back in May on his 120-square-metre roof paddy and his crop is now ready to be harvested.

 

The rice paddy is expected to yield 120kg of rice grains.

 

Shaoxing is a city of more than four million people and its wine, Shaoxing wine, is one of the most famous varieties of traditional Chinese wine fermented from rice.

 

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