I'm doing a research project at Umass for my climatic change class. I want to do a case study of some different permaculture sites that are using permaculture to deal with and adapt to changes in the climate. My professor is skeptical and I really want to knock his socks off with my project. Do you know of any good sites/projects I could research? Also know of any good resources for finding more info on these projects?"
In Australia, look for Crystal Waters Ecovillage. And Melliodora on www.holmgren.com.au - one of the best-documented permaculture sites in the world.
And, Murrnong: A Permaculture Subdivision.
And look for Village Homes in California -- best example of a permaculture development -- there are several books about it.