The Plan

The Sustainable Communities Plan

The Plan is a free guide to making a city suburb more environmentally sustainable through a series of community-led projects. The Plan is set in Chippendale, Sydney, Australia, but is being used to guide innovation around the world. Before you take the ideas you find here and put them into action in your city, help us make it happen where it all began in Chippendale. Add your name to our petition so we can start building this real-life example of a sustainable suburb by June 2012.

The Plan was developed by Michael Mobbs, sustainability coach, lawyer and author. It’s part common sense design, part council policy guide and firstly an approachable study of how a suburb impacts our planet.

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  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

    • Sustainability Coach and Speaker,
    • Sustainable Urban Farm Design greening, watering and cooling the cityscape, roads, parks, suburbs,
    • Major Projects Consultant Commercial and Industrial,
    • Residential Sustainability Consultant.
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