Katoomba (AUS): Cittaslow: Sustaining the Community, Nigel Bell at TEDxBMIHMS


Nigel Bell is the principal of ECOdesign Architects + ECOdesign Consultants, based in Katoomba (Blue Mountains). Born in England but grown up in Australia, his architectural degrees lead to social research, sociology, 'green bans' and connecting people with place, followed by 'social ecology'. Having devoted decades to life, community processes and interaction, plus sustainable architectural planning and facilitation work within the Blue Mountains, Nigel has a comprehensive over-view of these fields and more. His work and passion has been towards creating positive and sustainable change, be that socially, within community, or through built environments. 'Cittaslow' is the current and relevant adventure.....

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