Adelaide ( (listen) AD-il-ayd; Kaurna: Tarntanya) is the capital city of South Australia, the state's largest city and the fifth-most populous city in Australia. "Adelaide" may refer to either Greater Adelaide (including the Adelaide Hills) or the Adelaide city centre. The demonym Adelaidean is used to denote the city and the residents of Adelaide. The Traditional Owners of the Adelaide region are the Kaurna people. The area of the city centre and surrounding parklands is called Tarndanya in the Kaurna language.
Adelaide is situated on the Adelaide Plains north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the Gulf St Vincent in the west and the Mount Lofty Ranges in the east. Its metropolitan area extends 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and stretches 96 km (60 mi) from Gawler in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Ecovillages[edit | edit source]
When I tell other people that I've got 12 neigbours who babysit, they're like green with envy.
Christie Walk is an eco-housing project in Adelaide, South Australia. It is a community project that was built without government support.
Around 45 people live in 27 dwellings. It is a village style environment where it is easier to know one's neigbours.
There are fewer cars and more space for gardens, and the dwellings themselves are smaller than typical Australian dwellings, but this is compensated by shared space, relationships and a lower environmental impact.
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Critical Mass bicycle rides in Adelaide
Food activism[edit | edit source]
The Urban Orchard, Friends of the Earth Adelaide
Sharing[edit | edit source]
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
Wikipedia: Adelaide Metro, integrated public transport system, with services provided by bus, tram and train
Liveability[edit | edit source]
Adelaide was consistently ranked in the world's 10 most liveable cities through the 2010s by The Economist Intelligence Unit. In June 2021, The Economist ranked Adelaide the third most liveable city in the world, behind Auckland and Osaka.
In December 2021, Adelaide was named the world's second National Park City, after the state government had lobbied for this title.
It was ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia, based on surveys of residents’ views of their own city, between 2010 and 2013, dropping to second place in 2014.
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