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lcarroli

Writer. Editor. Researcher. Consultant.
lcarroli has written 11 posts for Enabling Suburbs

PUBLICATION | I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia

John Armstrong and Linda Carroli have produced a pamphlet, I spy … scenes from micro-suburbia, which captures scenes from our sububan locality and endeavours to show some of the nuances and subtleties of suburban environments as experienced in Brisbane’s north. Please click on the image below to read and download I spy … scenes from … Continue reading

PROPOSALS | Small ventures, venturing out

The Enabling Suburbs team have been working on very small ventures and initiatives with the intention of creating opportunities for our locality. Some of these are created independently and others are collaborative. Enabling Suburbs is our side project and it tends to bear some relationship with our other professional work. We are endeavouring to develop … Continue reading

STUDY | A Moment(um) for Change

by Linda Carroli Enabling Suburbs is about experiments that enable suburban communities to speculate about the future and engineer, envision and enact change. It is also about developing collaborative partnerships between communities and practitioner. Each of us, as urban practitioners, is proposing initiatives or thought experiments that engage this possibility for change at a micropolitical … Continue reading

STUDY | Little Cabbage Tree Creek: Clive Peeters side v black milk crate.

by Jason Haigh By putting aside the current forms of a suburb, first principles can offer alternatives on what locations offer a natural fit as focal points within a community. Their current condition can either illustrate the skill with the suburb makes use of its assets, or the lost potential for making the places that … Continue reading

TEAM | Q&A with Benjamin Iser

Benjamin Iser is an urban planner with interests in community engagement and public involvement. 1. What do you think are the most difficult challenges, contradictions and opportunities facing suburbs and their communities, or Aspley/your suburb and its community? One of the major challenges facing urban communities these days is a lack of community engagement from … Continue reading

TOOLS | Sustainable, regenerative & enabling

Part of charting change lies in identifying alternatives and providing tools. Enabling Suburbs addresses this by drawing out some social innovations and acknowledging the social enterprises as enabling initiatives that break with dominant ideas and practices, such as consumerism and exploitation. With the advent of the internet, it’s easier to organise – we no longer … Continue reading

TEAM | Q&A with Chiara Camponeschi

Chiara Camponeschi is author of The Enabling City and works at the intersection of interdisciplinary research, social innovation and urban sustainability. 1. What do you think are the most difficult challenges, contradictions and opportunities facing suburbs and their communities, or Aspley/your suburb and its community? Suburbs are particularly vulnerable places. As predominantly car-centric, they lack … Continue reading

TEAM | Q&A with Linda Carroli

Linda Carroli is a writer, planner and placemaker. She is an associate with Harbinger Consultants. 1. What do you think are the most difficult challenges, contradictions and opportunities facing suburbs and their communities, or Aspley/your suburb and its community? Aspley is a particularly interesting example. The challenge is change; changing our place, ourselves, each other. … Continue reading

TEAM | Q&A with JM John Armstrong

JM John Armstrong is a cultural strategist, artist, facilitator and curator. He is principal of Harbinger Consultants. 1. What do you think are the most difficult challenges, contradictions and opportunities facing suburbs and their communities, or Aspley/your suburb and its community? A vast number of challenges that also become/present contradictions and (when feeling positive about … Continue reading

TEAM | Q&A with Jason Haigh

Jason Haigh is an architect and artist who is principal of the architectural and design practice, cloud-dwellers. 1. What do you think are the most difficult challenges, contradictions and opportunities facing suburbs and their communities, or Aspley/your suburb and its community? The lack of liveliness in the public realm in suburbs like Aspley is unfortunate.  … Continue reading