On 18th of Juanary Aromar Revi had an interaction with the Auroville community regarding the Auroville Retreat happening on 12th and 13th of March 2015.
Below an extract of text posed on Auronet by the Residents Assembly Service (RAS).
Dear Residents of Auroville,
We are happy to update you on the preparations for the retreat planned in March 2015.
The Governing Board (GB) and the International Advisory Council (IAC) of the Auroville Foundation had proposed during their last meeting in August 2014 that a two-day retreat be organized in Auroville which would be an occasion for the Governing Board and the IAC to engage with Auroville residents on issues relating to the future development of Auroville.
When: 12th and 13th of March 2015
Where: Unity Pavilion (tentative location)
Main facilitator: Aromar Revi (Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, who has been closely associated with Auroville for many years), Assisting facilitators will be chosen from the Auroville community.
Participation: About 150 200 participants comprising members of the GB, the IAC and residents of Auroville including members of working and study groups.
Organisation: The conceptualisation and organisation of the Retreat thus far is an effort with the participation of the International Advisory Council (IAC: Vishakha N. Desai, Kabir Shaikh, Julian Lines), the Vision Task Force (VTF: Alain Bernard, Ameeta Mehra, Aster Patel, Hemant L.,
Sanjeev, Srinivasamurty and Toine), the Auroville Campus Initiative team (ACI: Lalit, Michael H, Min), the Residents Assembly Service (RAS: Inge) and a representative of the Working Committee.
Main objective: To reconnect and engage with the Auroville vision and its manifestation.
This will be done by:
Reflecting on Mothers vision for Auroville;
Introspection and reflection on the spiritual growth of individuals and the collective;
Examining the present realities of Auroville;
Setting action plans for where Auroville wants to be on its 50th anniversary in 2018 and in 10 years.
The focus during the Retreat would be on the following aspects of Aurovilles development:
– Organisation (governance)
– Land and Town Planning & Development
– Population growth
See the full text here http://www.auroville.org.in/article/46389