Architect Kristien Ring is currently visiting Perth and will give the Dean's lecture at the University of Western Australia tonight. Kristien's host, Professor Geoffrey London, arranged for a very interesting information night at the newly opened art space, The Goods Shed, Claremont, courtesy of FORM and PerthAlive.
Kristien, author of 'Self Made City', described how groups of individuals had created and financed the building of intergenerational housing to demonstrate what can be done to revitalise towns and cities. They came up with comprehensive solutions for multi-age grouped living, combining retail, residential and business under one roof.
All these initiatives are espoused in the Swanbourne Village Trust development. We are at the cutting edge of change.
VISIT KRISTIEN'S EXHIBITION 'SELF MADE CITY' AT THE CULLITY GALLERY UWA
Kristien demonstrated how vibrant neighbourhoods had been created in Berlin, incorporating sustainable and sociable spaces around an active transport system.
During the Q&A session Garry described the Swanbourne Village Trust initiative to Geoffrey.
Julia Hayes, investor with SVT, owner of Swanbourne Business Centre and resident of Congdon Street