With her training in architecture, Robin initiated and coordinated the development of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, where she still lives. She now writes, teaches and consults around New Zealand to inspire and support thriving connected communities.
Robin Allison is the initiator and project coordinator of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, the award-winning 32-home cohousing neighbourhood in Ranui, Auckland, New Zealand. Earthsong demonstrates leading-edge sustainable design with intensive community involvement, and was a finalist in 2009 in both the World Habitat Awards and UN Habitat Awards.
Bill McKay is a lecturer at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. He writes extensively on New Zealand architecture and his commentary and criticism over the last decade has been recognised by the NZ Institute of Architects with a Presidents Award and Urbis magazine named him Best Architectural Writer.