Living with gratitude on unceded Kaurna land
Sue lives with an acquired disability in an urban eco-village.
In 2009 she became the first and still, the only Australian to receive the internationally acclaimed Bremen Peace Award, for her volunteer activism working locally, assisting people on TPV’s and her international speaker tours on the correlation between military bases, climate change and environmental degradation and its compounded effects on women and children.
Her craft is in gathering stories and listening to people about what a sustainable inclusive future might look like, starting with First Nations people, incorporating their knowledge and wisdom.
September 28th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 3 mins
bremem peace award, christie walk, co-housing, degrowth, mark allen, post-growth, sue gilbey, town planning rebellion
This special and unorthodox episode of PGAP was recorded on-site the Christie Walk ecological co-housing development in central Adelaide to speak to not one, but TWO very special guests. Sue Gilbey is a resident of Christie Walk, host of the Adelaide Chronicles podcast series, an environmental activist, and an advocate for social justice causes. She is the only Australian (so far) to receive the internationally acclaimed Bremen Peace Award. Mark Allen is the founder of Town Planning Rebellion and Holistic Activism. He is a former town planner and former co-host of the City Limits program on Melbourne’s 3CR radio station. In this episode, Sue takes us on a virtual tour of Christie Walk as an example of sustainable inner city community development. Mark provides insight and clarity as to why places like Christie Walk are the exception and not the rule -and why we need to fight back at Australia’s broken property and housing sector (and those who profit most from this status quo).