Welcome to The Plan, a free guide to making a city suburb more environmentally sustainable through a series of community-led projects. The Plan is set in Chippendale, Sydney, Australia, but is being used to guide innovation around the world. Before you take the ideas you find here and put them into action in your city, help us make it happen where it all began in Chippendale. Through the support of 1,100 signatures from a petition we ran, City of Sydney Council have put The Plan on public exhibition. Please you show your support and push sustainable cities forward by making a quick submission to the Council. Our success so far shows that our Councillors are listening.

The Plan was developed by Michael Mobbs, sustainability coach, lawyer and author. It’s part common sense design, part council policy guide and firstly an approachable study of how a suburb impacts our planet.