Model for how a divided city can knit itself together and become a sustainable community.

Prof Peter Newman has this to say: Fremantle is my home town and I have seen, and played a small part in, the remarkable rejuvenation of this historic town. It was in serious decline in the 70’s and 80’s with a few victories in the heritage and infrastructure areas but then it slipped into a highly divisive politics (change vs no change) which drove all investment away. This story is about how Brad Pettitt created a new kind of unity politics with a team of younger people and in the past ten years rebuilt Fremantle around a sustainability-based agenda. The film has been put together from Linda Blagg’s PhD ‘Hitching a Ride for Sustainability’. It shows how the Fremantle Council learned step by step to create a new future around sustainability policies and politics that in fact brought investment and economic activity back to the city. The six stories are worth telling to any part of the world, and I have been doing just this in many places including deeply divided parts of America. Enjoy!

Linda Blagg's 2014 PhD digital thesis can be viewed here:
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    WA Climate Change Symposium 2019
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