Dear friends,

we would like to let you know that we will be in N.Z. from the 8th.
November 2001 until the end of January 2002. We will travel by train and by
camper van through N.Z. in order to get to know the country as well as to
share our knowledge and skills in the areas of:

- a new monetary system and complementary currencies (Margrit supported by

- eco-village design (Declan supported by Margrit)

In the following you will find our vitaes as well as topics and abstracts
of possible lectures, workshops or seminars, for which we will bring the
relevant materials.

In our two decades of experience with both topics, we have learned to give
presentations from five minute radio or tv spots to two-day seminars. What
seems to work best , however, is a lead-in evening lecture, for a larger
audience followed by a half-day, full-day or even two-day seminar for those
who want to go into more depth. Our preferred target is to meet groups, who
are involved in practical experiments with these topics and/or who would
profit from an exchange of information.

In order to plan our trip, it would be best, if the respective individual
or group would contact us directly by either e-mail, fax, air mail or

With kind regards

Margrit and Declan Kennedy

Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy, Dipl. Ing., MURP is an architect with a Masters
Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Public and
International Affairs . She has published books, articles and reports on
community school planning and building, women and architecture, urban
ecology, permaculture, money, land and tax systems. She has also practised
architecture and urban planning in Brazil, Nigeria, Scotland, the USA and

At present she lives in an eco-village in Steyerberg, Lower Saxony - which
she co-founded with her husband Declan Kennedy - and works as a professor
for Ecological Building Technologies at the Department of Architecture,
University of Hanover. In 1995, she undertook research on Large-Scale
Ecological Settlements in Europe for the European Academy of Urban
Environment in Berlin.

Her work in ecological architecture in 1982, led her to the discovery, that
it is virtually impossible to carry out sound ecological concepts on the
scale required today, without fundamentally altering the present money
system or creating new complementary currencies.

Her book "Interest and Inflation-Free Money, Creating an Exchange Medium
that works for Everybody and Protects the Earth"(published first in 1987
and recently updated and revised) has resulted in lectures and seminars
throughout the world and has been translated into fourteen languages. As a
consultant she recently helped in the preparation for creating a
sustainable money system for the planned international city of Aurovillle.

Suggested topics for lectures and workshops:

Ecology and Economy - The Role of Money in Reconciling the Two
Money - One Problem Many Solutions
Just Money - Just World
Money Rules the World - Who Rules Money?

Prof. Dipl. Ing. Declan Kennedy is an Irish architect, urban planner,
permaculture designer and ecologist. He is a founder member of the
Permaculture Institute of Europe. He has been teaching and practising urban
design, landscape and agricultural planning coupled with holistic
implementation strategies since 1972, currently in special intensive
seminars held in many countries - and formerly as Professor of Urban Design
and Infrastructure at the Architectural Department of the Technical
University of Berlin. Since its foundation in Denmark in 1994, he is
Founding Chairman of the Board of the Global Eco-village Network (GEN).
Presently, he is doing the urban design for the first full-pledged
ecological settlement in Ireland. He also teaches eco-village design from
the ecological community Lebensgarten Steyerberg, Lower Saxony, Germany
where he lives.

Suggested topics for lectures and workshops:

The Eco-village Movement
Eco-village Design
Conflict Resolution through Win-Win Mediation

Margrit and Declan run a planning office in Hanover and Steyerberg. Their
research work on ecological settlements in Europe was published in English
in "Designing Ecological Settlements", Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin,
1997, (reprinted 2001) and published in 1998 in German. They have been part
of the pioneering group of ecological architects and planners known as Gaia
International since its inception.

Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy
Office Tel.: int.+49 57 64 21 58
Office Fax: int.+49 57 64 23 68
Ginsterweg 5
D-31595 Steyerberg, Germany