Auroville was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa outside Pondicherry, Southern India as a universal town where men and women of all countries could live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.
Much progress has been made over the last 50 years, including the environmental restoration of the land, and more remains to be done to develop Auroville and raise the population up towards the 50,000 inhabitants originally envisioned.
From 7 January, Auroville’s town planning and development research organisation l’Avenir and an international team led by Andreas von Zadow will facilitate a charrette to work out baselines for Auroville’s next decades and develop a Way Forward Strategy reflecting on:
- Mother Mirra Alfassa’s vision and unlocking its potential
- Fresh ideas for healthy and sustainable placemaking
- Challenges of decision making within a unique self-governance concept
- Capacity building at l‘Avenir to improve services and outputs
For more information about Auroville please visit www.auroville.org