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Ecological design offers three critical strategies for addressing ´natural capital´ in the form of the ability of remaining ecosystems like forests, lakes, wetlands, and so on.

Three strategies for implementation are offered to start preserving and conserving our living spaces, then regenerating and repairing our living tissues and finally strenghtening corporate responsibility with a sophisticated stewardship. Continuing the idea of the project we want to disseminate and exploit the results of the intensive program to empower a dialogue on a local and regional basis.


Continuing the idea of the project we want to disseminate the results of the intensive program to empower a dialogue on a local and regional basis. The learning outcome will be a comprehensive paper carried out by each group. Finally the project will end up presenting best practices of the permaculture design course and we will present it to the public. In order to do so we aim to address and mobilize as diverse and balanced groups of learners as possible (with respect to age, gender, education, occupation, and income situation etc.), if possible in cooperation with organisations experienced in lifelong learning and the empowerment of stakeholders.


Exploitation consits of ´mainstreaming´and ´multiplication´.

Mainstreaming is the planned process of transferring the successful results of the programmes and initiatives to appropriate decision-makers and medias in regulated local, regional, national and European systems. The results of the design course will be summed up and made available for long term target groups (inhabitants of the Seestadt, representatives of the municipality of Vienna, and also municipalities and NGOs´ and universities in the Danube region).

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Multiplication is the planned process of convincing individual and end-users to adopt and/or apply the results of programmes and initiatives. Main target group of the project and its outcomes are students (undergraduate and postgraduates) in relevant disciplines. The basic idea behind this is to help the public and multi-stakeholder groups of different professions (students, pedagogues, scientists, politicians, farmers, land owners, learners in adult education and others), who are directly or indirectly involved.

The participants of the “Permaculture Design Course” will come mainly from regions of the Danube catchment areas. They will transfer permaculture knowledge and demonstrate good land use practices for the city of the future in the region they come from. The expected outcome and project results will be summarized in a compressed version for a publication, also in the media, and further on translated into native languages, for target groups. The information transfer will raise awareness for permaculture design and planning for the city of the future.

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A.D. Publication 8/2012 – work in progress