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New Oasis for Life

the Second Home Community

New Oasis For Life-the Second Home

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New Oasis for Life

Siddharth Village: Spark of Change

EDE Odisha, February 2015

An eco-village in India, at the turn of the local traditions and the new eco-friendly philosophy

Siddharth Village was established in 1986. The center of the community is located 25 km from Bhubaneswar, the capital of the region of Orissa in eastern India. 14 people living there, often surrounded by volunteers who stay for short or long periods .

Japan's AS-ONE Community:

The Story of a 14-Year Community Creation Process

In 2001, some volunteers gathered in Suzuka, Japan, aiming to realize a happy society free from fighting and opposition, in harmony with nature.

A Leap Forward

From nettle production to handcrafting

Rural Women and economic well being is often regarded as an unrelated topic especially in a patriarchal society like Nepal. In this context, when village women gather together to empower themselves through their individual effort, it is worth a story to tell.

Empowering Communities and Building

Communities in the delta area of Bangladesh are in grave danger of salt water inundation from huge tidal rivers that are increasingly breaking their banks. This can devastate villages, damage the simple houses and leave the locals struggling to grow crops in salinated soil. The Bangladesh Association of Sustainable Development (BASD), Gaia Education and CIFAL Scotland have responded to this dire situation with a 3-year consortium project.

Place & Space

Australia's National Housing Conference

Increasingly in what could be termed community engagement vernacular we’re hearing the words well being, walkability and liveability used. From my perspective this is a very positive trend because it acknowledges the effects the built environment can have on people. My particular focus in this talk is place making and medium density city living.

I thought in talking about place that I should first talk about non-place. Marc Auge a French anthropologist coined the term non-place to refer to places of transience that don’t hold enough significance to be regarded as places.