28 Jan '14, 8pm

Great article by @RomillyMadew "Sustainable Suburbia?" via @gbcaus

Would Mad Men's Don Draper feel at home in one of the ever-expanding suburbs on the margins of our major cities? I think so. After all, we continue to embrace a 1950s vision of suburbia in which homes are built for the car, with men trudging off to work while women stay at home to mind the children. As we explore what sustainability means and how we achieve it, we must look beyond the design of our buildings and begin to consider how we build communities that connect people to employment, entertainment and opportunity. Looking at the opportunities available in our urban and suburban communities, it is no coincidence that the suburbs in which female workforce participation falls more than 20 per cent below the male average are located on the outer fringes of our cities. Women, who carry most of the caring responsibilities in our society, often need to be within short journe...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-news/sustainable-suburbia/

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