Collaborative, inclusive design has the power to reconnect people to each other, their communities, cities and culture — past, present and future.
In the past few years there’s been a fundamental shift in how we view and experience the world.
We’re all reflecting on what’s truly important — reassessing our relationships with our workplaces, communities and cities, rediscovering the power of shared cultural and nature-based experiences and prioritising the health of our planet.
Over the next few months, we’ll bring together ideas on reconnecting people, reviving culture and reinventing cities for a more sustainable and inclusive future.
We’ll share conversations, insights and research on topics including the six qualities of great urban places, why city makers should design for spontaneity, what makes a magnetic workplace, how to design more inclusive, sustainable infrastructure and innovation precincts — and many more.
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At a very high level, creating social impact is about increasing the capacity for communities to thrive. And when we talk about thriving communities, the role of design is key.
Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Senior Researcher
Lessons from Country with our First Nations partners
Early engagement, investment, integration and planning are crucial elements in maintaining positive collaboration throughout a project’s journey, so too are the employment opportunities that projects provide for First Nations people.