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National Photo Co. “City Market. Washington, D.C.” 1917

Our very very sweet and dear friend Shani in Fremantle, Western Australia – love ya, girl – talks about how she and her main man “Tell ’em he’s dreaming” Tim took their plain old suburban street and metamorphosed it into something much more and much bigger, step by step and neighbor by neighbor. And about how you can do that too. Shani’s quite brilliant at telling her story in just 20 minutes.

“How well do you know your neighbours? Suburban life is often isolating and rarely a true community experience. This is not the case in Hulbert Street. Shani Graham helped lead a revolution that ultimately resulted in strong neighbourly relationships, the fences pulled down, the establishment of a street festival and so much more. In this talk, she explains how it happened.”

This article addresses just one of the many issues discussed in Nicole Foss’ new video presentation, Facing the Future, co-presented with Laurence Boomert and available from the Automatic Earth Store. Get your copy now, be much better prepared for 2014, and support The Automatic Earth in the process!




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    National Photo Co. “City Market. Washington, D.C.” 1917 Our very very sweet and dear friend Shani in Fremantle, Western Australia – love ya, girl – ta
    [See the full post at: TEDx Talk: Take a street and build a community]

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    judy_b
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    This is one incredibly inspiring video. Thank you so much for posting it.

    A couple of months ago, one of my neighbors sent out an invite to many of us to join her and her husband for Soup Night. The idea is for the guests to bring their own soup bowls and spoons, and the hosts provide the soup. The venue changes monthly. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and form strong bonds, but I can see from what your friend has done that far greater opportunities await us. I’ve forwarded the video to others in my network, and the response is very positive.

    One thing, though: I was curious about the Living Smart program Shani references. Apparently it is only in Australia, but I’m intrigued by the behavior-changing model the program employs. It’s easy to say one must cut back, etc., but the missing piece to the puzzle is how to help people begin somewhere. I don’t know of anything quite like it here in the U.S.

    judy

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    Nicole Foss
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    Judy, would you like to talk to Shani directly? I could put you in touch if you like. If you email our TAE address I’ll give you the contact details. She’s an amazing person, and very approachable. I’m sure she’d like nothing better than to see her model emulated elsewhere.

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    judy_b
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    Thanks, Nicole. I’ll send you an email.

    Judy

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