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Sustainability and Regeneration
Minimises impact on the environment and fosters environmental responsibility and social sustainability | Reduces resource use (water, energy, and materials) | Biophilic Design | Designing with Nature | green star accreditation | Food Networks | Urban Regeneration of Decaying Communities and Neighbourhoods | Promotes Healthy Cities and active transport (walking/cycling) | Promotes inter-generational equity in property – such as affordable living and aging in place | Facilitates the sharing economy (e.g. bike and car share schemes) | Economic Sustainability | Preventing Displacement and minimising Gentrification
Communities and development embracing or showcasing new technology | Future oriented solutions and sustainability innovations for homes, communities and cities | Solves complex design problems and enhances real living outcomes | Uses innovation in technology, engineering, information, design to significantly enhance day to day outcomes for communities | Champions, networks and communities which actively foster and engage with innovation
Creates public art | Produces or enhances community and cultural precincts | Provides or enhances parks, plazas, public open space | Rejuvenates precincts suffering decline | Enhances community safety | Provides community infrastructure such as pathways, cycleways, bicycle parking and improved connectivity | Encourages better mental health and well being outcomes | responds to community/economic needs | Fosters community living | Achieves density in the right locations.
Deliberate citizen engagement | Empowering people to take control of their own lives in a bottom up approach | To continue to find solutions to their daily challenges | To provide feedback on the quality of services received | Giving voice to people so that they are not left out of the development process | To support development projects that utilise a range of effective community engagement models for users and interfacing neighbourhood throughout the design and development process.
Collaborative housing as a strategy for social and neighbourhood repair | Foster community resilience and relationship building | Sharing economies | Challenging the traditional housing market | Alternative housing models | Coworking | Communal spaces | Ease traffic and congestion, improve transportation systems, urban density, availability of housing and elevate environmental standards | Design urban spaces more efficiently.
Respects heritage and existing building fabric through conservation, restoration and repurposing | Re-using sites, buildings and infrastructure for purposes other than original built or design purpose | Sustainable options for reclamation of sites | Reducing urban sprawl and environmental impact | Zero waste to landfill from development.
Access to quality homes and communities | Housing affordability and inadequately designed apartments are growing issues for Melbourne | Contributes to high home prices and rents and displace communities | Costs can kneecap people’s ability to save money; impact job and housing conditions; create long unsociable and unproductive commutes; increase damaging emissions; reduce access to community amenity; and eat into time with our families | Quality higher density housing is part of the solution.