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June 15, 2006



Are there any session dealing with reversing the flight of rural folks to urban centres as a way of slowing down urban growth
i.e. is there a session dealing with giving rural people rights and property titles to the land they live off? And providing decent social services to be able to remain in rural communities.


Alfred Jonas

June 16, 2006
Red Deer

Hi Glad to see this initiative.
I have been working on similar things on the net. Things such as the world garden movement. The Gaiaville concept. The Global villages project. The Eco farm.
As well I have constructed a Global real time observatory internet site.

Reading about the 1976 event brings me back to a more innocent though somewhat less capable time. At that time I was in Fanshawe College in London Ont. pursuing a recording engineering career and learning about places like the Findhorn village in Scotland and now the Eden Project of Britain. And the Biosphere2 project in the states. Arcosanti is an interesting endeavour in the Arizona Desert of a gifted Italian Architect and I have always admired the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Douglas Cardinal the metis architect.
Anyway which you success in your endevour.


Alfred G. Jonas

retired 905 area Code Elected Ont GTA Councillor Heaton

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