Ezio Gori

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“Don’t be part of the problem, rather become part of the solution.”

Ezio is a project management and sustainable development consultant with some 30-year experience in the development field and has used sustainable design principles on a wide range of projects, from infrastructure service delivery, integrated housing and rural development projects, and organic farming projects.

His qualifications include an M.Sc. Construction Management and a Diploma of Applied Permaculture Design (UK), and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). He is passionate about teaching Permaculture and Sustainability with cutting edge best practices gleaned from travels to ecovillages and training institutions in South Africa and abroad.

Knowledge Cloud 

Country: South Africa
Academic Titles: B.Sc. Building Management (1986), M.Sc. Construction Management (1994), Diploma of Applied Permaculture Design (UK)

Website: Permaculture2012

Teaching language: English

EDEs Facilitated:

Co-facilitator of the Ecological Week for the Findhorn EDE in 2012.

E-learning tutor for the GEDS Ecological Dimension since 2012.

E-learning tutor for the GEDS Design Studio since 2016.


Embedding Sustainable Development within the Infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS), 22nd September 2017.

Online Permaculture website www.permaculture2012.co.za, Durban, August 2010.

Academic Papers:

The Holistic Application of Ecological Economics to enhance Sustainable Human Settlements, 2017 Annual National Human Settlements Conference, Durban, South Africa, October 2017.

An opportunity to design a socially responsible landscape for rural communities: The Ndumo Case Study, XXV International Union of Architects World Congress, Durban, South Africa, August 2014. (Co-author with Roz Harber and Cobus van Dyk).

The Application of Permaculture Design Concepts for Sustainable Housing Environments, Sustainable Built Environment 2005 Conference, Pretoria, June 2005.