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Spaces that are alive have interlinking patterns that appear, not in isolation, but with each other. They are created from living centers. Old and young, the masculine and feminine, aloneness and communal activities must be balanced everywhere. People feel welcomed to stay, not just move through. Living places have solid middles. — Christopher Alexander

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  • We design spaces & places that aim to be culturally, financially & environmentally regenerative

  • We develop innovative urban resilience & community engagement strategies

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Ideas & Inspirations

There is an abundance of inspiring people, projects and philosophies in the world today that are actively shaping a bright green and 'thrivable' future. Our blog explores some of these ideas, with themes generally being found at the intersection of design, urbanism, thrivability and community development.

August 22nd was a day of importance that very few have come to recognize. This later summer day was det [...]

3 October, 2012

Transformational Discipline

Websters dictionary defines discipline in part as “training that corrects, molds, or perfects the ment [...]