Urban Coup at Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival

There was standing room only in the tent venue known as 'Under the Gum Tree' at the Sustainable Living Festival in February, when Urban Coup members participated in a panel session Living Sustainably Through Co-Housing.

Facilitated by long standing 'Urban Couper', Sally MacAdam, the panel with Brenda Appleton, Gitanjali Bedi, and Fiona Armstrong talked about what co-housing is (shared common facilities, including open spaces, that are community owned, with private dwellings) and what is is not (a commune, a group that shares all their assets, a open community with no individual privacy).

Design principles workshop with Paul Downton

Urban Coup's project is moving into a very exciting phase with new members following some great events at the Sustainable Living Festival in February.

On the first weekend in March a group of 20 of us headed off to Commonground near Seymour for a two day workshop on design principles with architect Paul Downton.