With so many new members, we decided to offer a formal welcome that allowed as much time as need be for questions to catch them up on all the biz. Feedback was positive, so we'll try to keep doing that. It a lot of fun for members too, getting to know people better right off the bat. With spectacular food as usual.
More friends. More fun. More food. This biannual weekend at Commonground has become an institution for Urban Coup, where we get to have quality community time, a good dose of nature and the magic flows. So lucky to have the support of this wonderful Commonground community :)
This day will stand out in my memory as one of the most joyous days of my life. Urban Coup has cracked on, through thick and this with perpetual faith that we would make this project work. So many twists and turns in the road. So many ups and downs. At this point in the journey we stand together stronger than ever: 24 committed Unit Holders, with Jeremy McLoad of Breathe Architecture / Nightingale Housing, Michael Roper and Nick James of Architecture Architecture insolidarity, knowing we now had the right team to complete this project. Exhilerating stuff!
Urban Coup never miss the chance to hang out with our biddies in the Cohousing Australia tent chattting about cohousing to anyone who will listen. Another great year with our friends at Commonground, Moora Moora, Murandakah, and YOU who made it special.
28-29 January and 4-5 February
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools, and the wider community. Urban Coup are eternally grateful to Bev and the Melbourne crew for their sharing in this special learning space.
We met so many great people at these Information Sessions. We had a lot of fabulous news and plans to share. Not surprising that quite a few new members came on board as a result. Happy days :)
The perfect ending to 2016 with a strong partnership and possible land in our sights. We frolicked happily on The Commons rooftop garden, bubbly with gratitude for Christmas and hope for the New Year ahead.
On 2 April at 08.40 we had 4.58 minute of Chanel 9's Today Show dedicated to the Urban Coup. You can watch it here
Recently, some members living west of the CBD had come across a property they thought may be of interest to coupers. Although other locations have had a higher priority for Urban Coup in the past, it was decided to organise a social saunter to have a look at West Footscray as an introduction for those unfamiliar or curious to know more about this area and its possible alignment to Urban Coup’s vision.