Developer Adrian Fini talks about the need to get back to "village living" in Australia.He's from Italian stock and of course they pretty much invented the thing.
It was refreshing to go to Kalamunda today and see that it still survives up there. People knew each other. And they smiled.
The challenge is to incorporate the essence of this into city living. And it's happening. New developments are increasingly including quality public spaces where people can come together instead of sitting at home.
Everything old is new again.