The Future of Suburbia - David Holmgren and Councillor Jonathan Sri

We've hit capacity! Sorry to anyone who didn't register yet, but this event has now reached full capacity. We will arrange to livestream the discussion via Councillor Sri's Facebook page, and will update this event page if covid restrictions change and we are able to squeeze more people into the venue.


What kind of sustainable, ethical, resilient futures are possible for Australia’s suburban communities? How can cities like Brisbane adapt our social systems and our built environment to confront the many overlapping challenges our society is facing?

Join David Holmgren, one of the driving forces behind the modern permaculture movement, and Jonathan Sri, Brisbane’s first Greens City Councillor, for a conversation to unpack some of the themes and ideas in David’s book RetroSuburbia. (More info about RetroSuburbia is available via )

As part of the night, we’ll also be screening a 12-minute short film called Mycelium: An Urban Food Uprising, which tells the story of the various grassroots food resilience projects that sprang up around the inner-south side of so-called Brisbane during 2020. (More info via )

This is a free event, but we’re capping attendance due to covid-19 restrictions, so we ask that you please register online in advance via the website at


Accessibility: the event venue and toilets are fully wheelchair accessible, but there is no dedicated parking available on site (some street parking – including designated disability parking bays – is available on Boundary St and surrounding streets). We recommend and encourage that guests travel by public and active transport where possible.

If you require an Auslan interpreter, please notify our office via [email protected] and we will arrange one for the night.


This event is taking place on the unceded sovereign lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to their elders, and recognise that the struggle against colonisation and racist oppression must be at the forefront of all our political and social movements. We humbly acknowledge that First Nations peoples have been sustainably managing landscapes and natural resources for thousands of generations, and that many of the seemingly ‘novel’ ideas we’re sharing and exploring are in fact simply new ways of conceptualising and talking about far older forms of knowledge and wisdom.


April 29, 2021 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm


128 Boundary St
West End, QLD 4101
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Jonathan Sri · · 0734032165

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