Following feedback received at various author talks and presentations, Steven and Nilmini decided that they needed to create environments for discussion and engagement. We believe that in order to support those who wish to take action it is necessary to provide an opportunity for in depth discussion to allow the development of tools relevant to the specific circumstances of the audience.
All our workshops aim to facilitate social change by re-imagining community relationships and urban environments. The various offerings can be tailored to the needs of community or other groups, local government, private business or land developers.
Workshops and presentations are offered on the themes below will be tailored to the needs of each audience. To determine whether our work will be useful for your purposes, feel free to download some general information about us and our ideas:
The PolisPlan Story and About the Presenters
Press releases for our publications
Sample flyers from previous events
Transition Charter is our vision for a better world sourced from Rethinking the City by Steven Liaros
The Choice is a graphic that uses the ‘red pill or blue pill’ choice between truth and delusion as described in the 1999 film The Matrix. Today, our choice is between deluding ourselves that endless economic growth will solve all our needs and problems; or alternatively we could try to re-imagine the future.
Visions of a Sustainable Future is a schematic illustration of a global network of local communities, showing the elements contributing to the design of each local community such as local food and energy production, and water cycle management. Local communities can then be connected, primarily through online platforms of the sharing economy, open source information and crowd sourcing of skills. Connections are also forged through freedom of movement.