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(Education)
Dr Ajay Agarwal, Michael & Bailey

Listen to Dr Ajay Agarwal, Michael and Bailey talk about the presentation they are giving on December 18th. You are welcome to listen in at Cinema Paradiso at 4-5.30pm. It was the Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute that invited Dr. Ajay and eight Master of Planning students from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to help develop performance measures for sustainable development in Auroville. The objective is to assess whether the present course of development in Auroville meets the community's needs in both the short (next ten years) and the long term. Read more

Monday, 16 December 2013
(News)
Sustainbaility Indicators, Art

Featuring an excerpt of an interview made by Andrea with Dr. Ajay Agarwal, who is inviting us all to a Study Presentation on 'Auroville Sustainability Indicators' on Wednesday, December 18th. Taking place at the MMC, Town Hall, at 4 pm, eight post graduate planning students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning, Queens University, Canada who, together with their Professor, opted to work on the theme. Tomorrow at 5 pm at Unity Pavilion, International Zone, we are invited to an opening ceremony by The United Russian Pavilion. They hosting a Nikolas & Svetoslav Roerich’s exhibition - “Painters of Kanchenjunga” Read more

 

Monday, 16 December 2013
(News)
Survey on Mobility

In today's news we are featuring teacher Mahavir and students Mira and Chandana from Deepanam School. They are undertaking a survey on mobility for L'Avenir d'Auroville. After observing designated spots at peak hour to collect data, the children will analyse the data using Excel. On Saturday November 16th, at 4pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone), a second General Meeting on a proposed new Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council (Participatory Working Group proposal) will be discussed. On Sunday the 17th a Deepam Light celebration will take place. Read more

Thursday, 14 November 2013
(News)
Entry and Exit, Unity?

The Working Committee is inviting all to attend a General Meeting on Entry-Exit policy on Wednesday at 5 pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone), . The latest draft of the policy will be presented together with an explanation of how it was arrived at. This will be followed by a questions and answers session, all in preparation for a Residents' Assembly when the proposal will be accepted or rejected. The official name of the Entry-Exit policy is "Regulations for Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents". Elisa invites us to dream, dance and dare Unity on the 26th of October at 8 pm, Kalabhumi. Read more

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
(City Life)
What Auroville Needs?
Yesterday's very well attended General Meeting on proposed large land exchange in North Eastern Greenbelt by The Land Matters Task Force (LMTF) clearly showed that the decision will not be easy. Members of community are divided by which way to follow - either trust to an logical explanations or to follow heart while deciding on such an important matter as it is large land exchange or land sale. As somebody commented - "we really need to go within to derive to the common conclusion what would be the best for Auroville"... Read more

Thursday, 12 September 2013
(City Life)
GM on MM executive Selection #2
Follow up on Matrimandir Executive Selection yesterday at Unity Pavilion in International Zone again hasn't brought clear solutions or resolvement. Many different proposal and suggestions were given on the table but none convincing enough to pass as a common consensus to call a Residents Assembly on it. And if the Matrimandir should represent the soul of Auroville, there should be peace and harmony amongst those who are offering service to care and develop Matrimandir with its surroundings. 50th anniversary of Auroville is approaching fast. Read more

Thursday, 29 August 2013
(News)
Collective Bonfire at MM
On Thursday 15th August on Sri Aurobindo's birthday will be at the Matrimandir Amphitheater a collective meditation with a dawn fire .The fire will be lit at 5.15 am. On the 17th August at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium we can see Romeo Juliet -a play by the Abhang theater group. Tomorrow at MMC in Town hall from 3:45 – 6 pm we can listen again to Presentations of water and land use by Gilles Boulicot and Suhasini Ayer. Hand Made Radio Art - WORKSHOP at CRIPA on Saturday and Sunday. Swimathon at La Piscine on Saturday from noon to midnight Read more

Monday, 12 August 2013
(City Life)
Mahakali Park
This morning at Conference Room in Town Hall four internship students of landscaping presented their vision of Mahakali Park - From forest to the public park in Revelation. All four of them are students of ENSP Versailles School of Landscape in France, and were under the supervision of landscape architect Marie. The Revelation Community was established years ago with the main purpose to extensively plant trees, but now they would like to share the beauties and responsibilities of it with visitors and wider community. Read more

Friday, 09 August 2013
(City Life)
TDC Development Studies
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

Tuesday, 30 July 2013
(City Life)
Triple 3 or H3

Within Summer School Program organized by Auroville Green Habitats (Auroville Consulting) Stefanie Overbeck, an architect started the first week of the school. With the participants, mostly Indian students of architecture , she has shared triple three or H3 methodology which was basically developed to link not just academic learning abut also wisdom space - from the Hands, to the Head and a Heart. Within interview Stefanie talks also about the complimentary currency or how to handle social exchanges within the community. Read more

Saturday, 27 July 2013
(News)
Iman Das and Our Planning
On Saturday at 8pm we are invited to Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone to listen to Hindustan Music with Iman Das. TDC / L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group Visit invites the community to participate on 28th at Unity Pavilion in International Zone at 3pm to a workshop to design processes to involve community in the progress of Auroville We meet again on 29th July at Town Hall at 9.30pm for a presentation about work in progress. It is an initiative by the community for the community. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
(News)
Advisory Group of TDC Visiting
On Wednesday 24th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are invited to General Meeting on Auroannam & Land Exchange . At at 4pm at Joy Guesthouse in Centre Field "Hearing the Newcomers" will have its next meeting for Newcomers and interested Aurovilians are invited. The TDC / L'Avenir d'Auroville Advisory Group (TAG) will visit Auroville on Sunday 28th-an open workshop from 3 to 5.15pm at UP, and Monday 29th July 9.30 to 12pm technical presentations on ongoing work in Conference Room in Town Unity. Read more

Monday, 22 July 2013
(News)
GM and AV Film Festival 13
In today's news you can listen to two interviews, first with Mawite on next General Meeting on Auroannam & Land Exchange on Wednesday 24th of July at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone; and the other with Krishna on this year Auroville Film Festival 2013 which is starting on 17th of September. Over 50 entries are already in, and the deadline for submission is 15th of August. On 26th July, Friday by 10Am at Ilaignarkal Education Centre invites us to A three day workshop on Traditional Siddha Medicine, Naadi, Varma and Herbology. Read more

Thursday, 18 July 2013
(News)
Entry and EM
On Monday 15th at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we will follow at the open platform the story of simplification of Entry Process along with all the other topics that this brings with it. The Working Committee and the Auroville Foundation announce for those who haven't yet got their Auroville ID cards done that the second phase of issuing ID cards will start from 15th of July up to 15th August 2013. On Monday from 9.30 am to 5 pm EcoPro will conduct a training workshop in practices with EM at Inside India seminar room. Read more

Thursday, 11 July 2013
(Environment)
KT Ravindran Regional Development
Auroville’s co-existence within a rapidly growing urban-rural continuum emphasizes on an urgent need to reflect upon the development patterns within the larger bio-region. Auroville’s pro-active role in the development in the region appears as the need of the hour to not only secure land use but to also induce sustainable growth patterns within the bio region. TDC initiated a platform for an interactive brainstorming session for Aurovilians actively involved in the region with our guest advisor Prof. K.T Ravindran from Delhi. Read more

Monday, 01 April 2013
(City Life)
Steps Ahead... International Zone

Extract of an interactive session within Steps Ahead, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies-India and the World (Bharat Nivas) held yesterday at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Interesting session where the discussion revolved around the present state of the International Zone and the possible courses of action. Most participants  were active members either of pavilion groups of core group of International Zone. They expressed dissatisfaction with the speed of the development. Read more

Thursday, 14 March 2013
(News)
Decisions, Housing, Matrimandir
A second Information GM for the RA decision making process regarding Auroville as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. In today's news we're also featuring longer note from RAS members on who and how can organize a General Meeting. Hungarian Night at Unity Pavilion on Friday from 5.30pm onward. On Thursday 14th at 5pm at Conference Room in Town Hall will be the Presentation of a new Housing Project In the Sector 2 of Residential Zone in Auroville. Tango Holi Festival starts today. Read more

Monday, 11 March 2013
(City Life)
Development Priorities issues
Infrastructure cable, Crown Road, Master Plan and Development Priorities issues was the topics of the meeting with the town planners of l'Avenir d'Auroville. The meeting was called by residents of Centre Field and Aurodam inviting other Aurovilians to come forward and share their feelings and experiences. The two hours of meeting touched many aspects of the planning work and the ground realities. At the end of the discussion was agreed to proceed by visiting the physicals places in order to have a better understanding regarding the coming steps Read more

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Economy)
Renewable Sources and Planning
As a part of Sustainable Habitats - architecture programs for professionals, organized by Auroville Green Practices Workshop with Auroville Consulting this morning three speakers addressed aspect of renewable sources of energy. Toine was presenting Sustainable Urban Energy Solutions, Joerg was talking on solar PV installations and from Satprem's office Amanda was going deeper into embodied energy in the buildings Read more

Thursday, 07 March 2013
(City Life)
Sustainable Habitats-Introduction
This morning within Sustainable Habitats Workshops under the umbrella of Auroville Green Practices, and organized by Auroville Consulting, Toine has started with brief introduction of Auroville. Small number of participants, mainly architects will deepen their knowledge on sustainability in the next few days, while the lectures and workshops will be going on on different locations, until Friday. This morning Suhasini was talking on principles of design and evaluation processes of architecture in Auroville and other cities. Read more

Tuesday, 05 March 2013
(City Life)
Discussion # 56258
Maybe the discussion's number it's wrong, but the point it's that Auroville is piling up much more meetings and presentation than facts and actions. It seems that the further we go in the development harder it gets to take decisions and act consequently. This may sound slightly negative but was the feeling expressed of some of the participants at the meeting. The frustration reflects the little progress Auroville has achieved recently. Maybe it's time to act? Please download the pdf of the presentations 1 & 2. Happy birthday Mother. Read more

Thursday, 21 February 2013
(City Life)
Dissolving Polarities #16

One more energetic morning session focused on dissolving polarities with Elvira and Luigi - this time without B, who is mending his back. Be well, B! With them in the studio are three coordinators of the freshly selected Town Development Council L'Avenir D'Auroville: Abha P (communication and consultation coordinator), Nicole (socio-economic planning coordinator) and Sauro (overall coordination). The conversation zoomed in on the challenge of mobility - a topic central to the overarching theme of how to best manifest the city the earth needs. Read more

Tuesday, 05 February 2013
(City Life)
Crownways

Recently published video Crownways in which they have tried to catch up the idea of dreamcatcher from 2007 on crown road, when money was donated to build it. As David explains this video is there to see the richness of ideas if one goes to collaborative process; the video is there for archive purposes. The idea to start developing the area from Solar Kitchen towards Central Guest house was never set to be a finish product, it was mere an alternative in supposed collaborative processes when it comes to the town planning. Read more

Monday, 04 February 2013
(City Life)
Housing & Architecture Challenges
A very interesting presentation and a further discussion about the different challenges to achieve a smart housing culture. The pursuit of a balance between sustainability , budget, local materials, personal needs in local housing and other different variables that are included in the great challenge of innovation in the way we build and design our cities and buildings. Anumapa, with many years of experience on architecture and sustainability , offers a great presentation that opens an interest discussion. Join it! Read more

Friday, 25 January 2013
(News)
Preparation on LUYE
In today's news we feature Agnes talking about preparations for Lively Up Your Earth (LUYE)- eco music festival which will happen on next Saturday 2nd of February at Solitude farm. Bharat Nivas Group invites the community to gather at 8.30am at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone where they will share flag-hoisting, National Anthem and sharing of Prasad in order to celebrate the Republic Day of india. On that day also Aikiyam School will share cultural program with an open exhibition. Live music on 27th at CRIPA. Read more

Thursday, 24 January 2013
(City Life)
Lalit on Queens University & CEPT

Auroville Integral Sustainability Institute shares the experience of hosting 2 different groups of visiting planning students from Queens University, Canada & CEPT, Ahmedabad - ‘It was very enriching for all’, says Lalit, Programme coordinator. Auroville being an inspiring & interdisciplinary learning field provided very conducive environment to experience a different way of life which gave them a very real life glimpse of integral life & sense of purpose. Read more

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
(City Life)
Workshop on Guidelines

Helen, a volunteer from UK, participates at L'Avenir d'Auroville, and is an expert in decision processes, talks on the guidelines. On Monday 28th of January at Unity Pavilion in International Zone between 4 to 7pm she with Elvira, member of RAS will facilitate the workshop for the community to develop building guidelines. Those should be simple, clear, more transparent yet basic, clearly expressing of what the community wants in the building application processes. That would be the first review of the application process after 25 years.

 

Wednesday, 09 January 2013
(City Life)
Links to Ground Values
In the new energy of 2013, Elvira, Luigi and B are back on the air attempting to ground Auroville values together with Mona and Peter A, both architects and former Dreamcatchers. Picking up the threads from the series of former conversations, the focus is on the links and missing links, small steps and quantum leaps to manifest the city the earth needs. Mona, with her experience as a former L’Avenir d’Auroville member, shares the intricacies of planning in the Auroville parameters. Read more

Tuesday, 08 January 2013
(City Life)
Planning Spaces in Auroville
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

Monday, 17 December 2012
(City Life)
Social Spaces on Crown
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.

Saturday, 15 December 2012
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