Urban Design - Integrating spaces and buildings
AV Sustainability Indicators
by Patrick   
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Queen's school team project. (Photographer: Patrick)Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute invited, like last year, 8 post graduate planning students with their Professor from Queen's School of Urban & Regional Planning Canada. They presented their work on AV sustainability indicators yesterday night in MMC. They started some background preparation work in Canada itself and arrived in Auroville 2 Weeks ago for field visit and familiarization with Auroville context.They interacted with many resource persons to get an insight into diverse aspects of community life, issues and challenges. Read more

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by Anahita   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Dr. Christoph Woiwode  (Photographer: Giorgio)Last Saturday, on December 14th, Doctor Christoph Woiwode was invited by the Centre for International Research on Human Unity (CIRHU) and the German Pavilion, both in Auroville, to give a presentation. The talk was given in the SAIIER Conference room, Town Hall, and was preceded by the gifting of the Trialog Journal (June 2012) on Urban Development and Spirituality to Auroville architects. Dr. Woiwode is a German research scholar from the visiting Faculty at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. Read more

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TDC Development Studies
by Shirin   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Gilles talks on Water (Photographer: Christine)Visit of Advisory Group of Town Development Council/L'Avenir d'Auroville has concluded with yesterday's morning presentations at Conference Room in Town Hall. In more than three hours we had a chance to listen to five presentations, all related to TDC development studies and work in progress - interesting one on water conservation; about land use, mapping of the present state of the area; on institute of sustainable habitat; plan for development of Residential Zone 1 and 2. Read more

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Planning Spaces in Auroville
by Archana   
Monday, 17 December 2012
Dr Aggarwal, students & Nicole (Photographer: Hillary)A talk was held about 'How spaces in Auroville can be developed to reflect its spirit' by 10 second year students of urban and regional planning, from Queen's University. This project is being led by Dr. Ajay Aggarwal, who chose Auroville as the project site because the city is progressive in its views on sustainable development and intentional community building. The talk was held to discuss about this topic, before the students can give their final presentations... Read more

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Social Spaces on Crown
by Tabitha   
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Nicholas and Hillary (Photographer: Tatjana)Hillary and Nicholas, two of ten visiting Urban Planning graduate students from Queen's University, Toronto, Canada talk on their project: "International Studio". Within a short two weeks they will try to gather as much input as they can, in order to create a proposal for public space implementation guidelines for the Crown Road. Today they will share with the community a workshop at 3:30pm at Afsaneh's Guesthouse; they hope for as much interaction as possible. On Thursday 19th at 5 pm they will present their proposal.

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Personal & Collective Realization
by Andrea   
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Luigi and B continue their series on "Bridging / Dissolving Polarities" with Elvira (RAS) and Toby (development for L'Avenir). Hear the realities of planning and implementing Auroville at this moment when a new energy is moving in the community for change. Elvira brings her extensive experience as a facilitator of the RAS and advocate for participatory development and transparency of the process. Toby, a veteran of a former L'Avenir, brings his executive awareness of the bigger picture of all that goes into development in the Auroville context. Read more

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Dreamcatcher`s Revisited: Forum
by Andi   
Tuesday, 30 October 2012

With the threat of a cyclone looming, some dedicated Aurovilians met in a forum to dissolve polarities and revisit the spirit of the Dreamcatcher's work. David (Luminosity) was there to speak to the process of the Dreamcatchers and the essence of its success. Nevi, Agnes and Gopal came from Darkali. B, Luigi the hosts, extending this exercise to a bigger group. Some initial resistance captured the focus of the discussion to reflect on our reactions and general process in Auroville, moving toward utter honesty and transparency. Read more

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Bridging the Polarities: Ecology
by Andi   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
The How can we overcome inherited anthropocentrism in our relationship with nature as we develop "the city the earth needs"? This week's meeting with B and Luigi brought Rishi into the studio. Rishi, from the Youth Center, shared with us his concerns about the direction in which Auroville is heading and its relationship with the natural area which has grown over the past 40 years. We resolved the discussion acknowledging the climate of understanding which we had birthed and setting intention for dialogue to continue on this and other topics. Read more

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