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Community and Placemaking — NEXT Forum: Sustainability

September 22, 2020

Vision

How can we design our places to build a more sustainable future for our communities?

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CM

Rethink what the best environment means for all – is it being closer to home, is it smaller spaces (away from noise or other thing… See more

Community Member

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RN

Edited:Looking at what existing spaces already exist – does RMIT always need to create a new space? Could we collaborate or share existing community spaces?

Reegan N.

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SM

Build spaces that are resilient to the changing climate and extreme weather events

Stella M.

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EB

More green spaces, including ideas like vertical gardens, planter boxes

Ellen B.

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CM

Looking at how we bring nature into our built environment

Community Member

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CM

Really thinking about what it means to be 'in situ' – what are the communities we sit within to maximise and collaborate

Community Member

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Challenges

What are the challenges we face in the way we use and design our spaces?

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CM

Ensuring ongoing value – finding the balance between specific-use places and those that can be retool or have multiple uses in the future

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KB

From an economic point of view, how we measure the benefit of public spaces is an ongoing challenge for governments to ensure we can help measure the positive impact of designs

Katherine B.

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KB

The challenges we face maintaining the 'safe distance' from each other of 1.5m are going to provide new considerations for design and outdoor spaces for the immediate future

Katherine B.

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CM

Mitigating urban heat island effect

Community Member

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CM

Thinking about HOW use green space – not just a cool novelty but the genuine advantage of it

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CM

and 'why'

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Opportunities

What are the unique opportunities we have, given our location in the centre of cities?

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KC

Suggest a community engagement and place-based strategy for Bundoora Campus – which shows RMIT’s social and civic leadership and… See more

Kavitha C.

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CM

There are so many people that move through or around our space in the hustle and bustle – could there be value to them too?

Community Member

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RH

On Swanston St, for example, we could move Boost Juice and Little Bang Espresso to other areas, and make way for showcasing RMIT: … See more

Rotem H.

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CM

We could use our basketball courts in A'becett for other things other than just basketball – as a more multipurposes space with a sustainable and community building aspect.

Community Member

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