New Internationalist

Action And Resources.

Issue 313

new internationalist
issue 313 - June 1999

ACTION AND RESOURCES

AOTEAROA / NEW ZEALAND
Sustainable Cities Trust
PO Box 4490, Christchurch.
Tel/fax: +64 3 377 8566;
e-mail: trust@sustcities.org.nz

Green Party
PO Box 11652, Wellington.
Tel: +64 4 934 3488;
Fax: +64 4 499 2605;
e-mail: www.greens.org.nz

 

AUSTRALIA
Urban Ecology Australia
PO Box 3040, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Tel/fax: +61 8 8232 4866;
e-mail: urbanec@metropolis.net.au
Website: http://www.urbanecology.org.au (See Whitmore Square Project.)

Institute for Science and Technology Policy
Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 6150.
Tel: +61 9 360 2913; Fax: +61 9 310 5537;
e-mail: newman@central.murdoch.edu.au
See article.

Permaculture International
PO Box 6039, South Lismore, NSW 2480.
Tel: +61 66 22 0020; Fax: +61 66 22 0579;
Website: http:// www.nor.com.au

Friends of the Earth
134 Broadway, NSW 2007.
Tel: +61 2 281 4070;
e-mail: chain@peg.apc.org

 

BRITAIN
Friends of the Earth
26-28 Underwood Street, London N1 7JQ.
Tel: +44 171 490 1555;
e-mail: info@foe.co.uk

International Institute for Enviroment and Development
3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H.
Fax: +44 171 388 2826;
e-mail:humans@iied.org
Good international analysis. Publishes the journal Environment and Urbanization.

London Ecology Unit
Bedford House, 125 Camden High St, London NW1 7JR.
Tel: +44 171 485 9217.
Advisory Service on all aspects of urban ecology from detailed design to broad issues of sustainability. Numerous publications.

The Land Is Ours
Box E, 111 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RQ.
Tel: +44 1865 722016,
e-mail www@tlio.demon.co.uk
website: www.oneworld.net/tlio/
Campaign and direct- action group.

 

CANADA
Canadian Environmental Network
300-945 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y2X5.
Tel: +1 613 728 9810; Fax: +1 613 728 2963;
e-mail: cen@web.net
Non-profit umbrella organization for some 1,500 environmental groups. Good starting point for information.

Green Communities Association
4 Knox St, Peterborough, ON K9H 2A8.
Tel: +1 705 745 7479; Fax: +1 705745 7294;
e-mail: cmaynes@web.net
A network of community-based organizations aiming to bring practical environmental solutions to urban and suburban development problems.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
New City Hall, 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2.
Tel: +1 416 392 1462. Fax: +1 416 392 1478.

 

US
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
2425 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009.
Tel: +1 202 232 4108;
e-mail: ilsr@igc.org
Website: www.ilsr.org
Provides analysis and information on development strategies which extract maximum value from local resources combined with environmental sustainability.

Sustainable America
42 Broadway, Ste 1740, New York, NY 10004.
Tel: +1 212 269 9550; Fax: +1 212 269 9557;
e-mail: sustamer@sanetwork.org
Website: www.sanetwork.org
National non-profit organization working on variety of issues including environmental sustainabilty and community design in urban, suburban and rural areas.

Ecocity Builders
1678 Shattuck Ave, #66 Berkeley, CA 947094.
Tel/fax: +1 510 649 1817;
e-mail: ecocity@igc.org
Website: www.citizen-planner.org/ecocitybuilders/7 or www.preservenet.com/EcoBuild.htm
See article for activities.

 

INTERNATIONAL
LOCAL AGENDA 21: Hundreds of groups around the world are working to improve their environments within the context of Rio Earth Summit resolutions. They can usually be contacted through local authorities.

Worth reading...
The most lively, accessible and visually interesting book on the subject remains Herbert Girardet’s Gaia Atlas to Cities (Gaia, London, 1996). Peter Hall’s Cities of Tomorrow (Blackwell, Oxford, 1996), makes a stimulating read. It’s vigorous, opinionated, fascinating – but not, alas, as green as it might be! Jane Jacobs’ 1960s classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Penguin, 1961) is still well worth a read, for its passion, sparkle and spike. At the more academic end, Graham Haughton and Colin Hunter’s sensible and comprehensive, Sustainable Cities (Jessica Kingsley, London, 1994) is recommended, and the forthcoming Sustainable Cities: An Earthscan Reader (Earthscan, London, 1999) edited by David Satterthwaite, is an excellent introduction to thinking in the field.

and worth viewing...
Undercurrents, an excellent video magazine of protest and direct action. British-based but increasingly international in scope. Also co-ordinates camcorder actions network.
Undercurrents,
Box 30, 16B Cherwell Street, Oxford OX4 1BG, UK.
Tel: +44 1865 203662.
e-mail: underc@gn.apc.org
web: http://www.undercurrents.org

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