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An investigation in the sustainable economic practices of ecovillages

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  • Report

Abstract


  • Ecovillages represent an alternative yet innovative form of residential living that prioritises community and sustainability. However, prior worldwide research suggests that 90% of ecovillages fail to sustain as living communities. This 2019 report represents Phase 2 of a small project investigating practices within one Australian ecovillage. The original focus was on what kinds of economic practices can help to sustain ecovillage viability. The findings that emerged suggest that an integrated learning approach that considers sociocultural, ecological and economic factors might develop a more durable approach to practising and ‘living’ sustainability.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Price, O., Johnsson, M., Heffernan, E. & Gibbons, B. (2019). An investigation in the sustainable economic practices of ecovillages. Wollongong, Australia: University of Wollongong.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741283228

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2667&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1644

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • Ecovillages represent an alternative yet innovative form of residential living that prioritises community and sustainability. However, prior worldwide research suggests that 90% of ecovillages fail to sustain as living communities. This 2019 report represents Phase 2 of a small project investigating practices within one Australian ecovillage. The original focus was on what kinds of economic practices can help to sustain ecovillage viability. The findings that emerged suggest that an integrated learning approach that considers sociocultural, ecological and economic factors might develop a more durable approach to practising and ‘living’ sustainability.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Price, O., Johnsson, M., Heffernan, E. & Gibbons, B. (2019). An investigation in the sustainable economic practices of ecovillages. Wollongong, Australia: University of Wollongong.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781741283228

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2667&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1644

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia