Gallery: Christie Walk is an Eco Urban Village in Australia

 

By the year 2015, Australia is projected to have nearly 95% of its population residing in urban areas. The Christie Walk development in downtown Adelaide was built as an experiment in how sustainable and dense design could still offer a peaceful and quality lifestyle for its residents. The result is 27 very efficient and healthy households that require much less water and energy than their neighbors. The complex uses a thorough plan that maximizes health and efficiency, making the most of solar energy and providing a lot of outdoor living space on a small amount of land. The development shows how enriching sustainable building can be for a community, making it a pedestrian and plant friendly village.

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