Creating community in the neighbourhood - Neighbourhood houses in the Western Region

Meredith, Sussex (1978) Creating community in the neighbourhood - Neighbourhood houses in the Western Region. Other. Crow Collection Association.


"Creating Community in the Neighbourhood" is part of "Seeds of Change" document. In 1978 the Conservation Council of Victoria published the book "Seeds for Change - Creatively Confronting the Energy Crisis". The book has four parts, firstly a section on the energy production and use, secondly, a section stating the technical and social principles which need to be applied to ensure efficient use of the world's energy resources, thirdly "the cluster and connect model" and lastly a section describing tentative beginnings of community-building in Melbourne. The community-building section is called "The Seeds are There" and it consists of reports written by people involved in establishing community services during the 1970s. Meredith Sussex was one of the contributors to this section. This facsimile from "Seeds for Change" captures the enthusiasm of this pioneering effort. The authors of "Seeds for Change" were Deborah White, Philip Sutton, Alan Pears, Chris Mardon, John Dick and Maurie Crow. The Victorian Government recognised the work of the "Seeds" team by presenting them with a Conservation Award in 1983.

Additional Information

"Creating Community in the Neighbourhood :
Neighbourhood Houses in the Western Region" is
extract from "Seeds for Change", published 1978.
Republished by the Crow Collection Association as part of the 1992 Living Library Project on the History of Children's
Services in the Western Region.

Item type Monograph (Other)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Historical > FOR Classification > 1604 Human Geography
Keywords Children's services, Melbourne Western region, neighbourhood community, neighbourhood houses, Conservation Council of Victoria, community building, food co-operatives, CROW-BOX14-17-11-DOC9, Living Libraries Project, booklet 8.
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