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Robin Allison

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.

About me

https://sites.google.com/earthsong.org.nz/home/home

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.

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