A key aim of our third Places for People study is to understand how people are using the city, to work towards the realisation of liveable neighbourhoods, where local goods, services and infrastructure meet people’s daily needs and can be accessed by foot.
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Phase 1 - what's your Melbourne?
October 27 to November 24 2014
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Phase 2 - what's your neighbourhood?
23 March to 26 April 2015
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Next steps - data analysis and findings
July 2015 onwards
- Why are you undertaking Places for People 2015?
Urban design and well-considered planning can play a significant role in generating successful and well-functioning places and lively neighbourhoods. As cities evolve, we have to adapt our designs and thinking, using experience, knowledge and research to support the daily lives of Melbourne’s people
Over the last two decades, Places for People has generated a snapshot of Melbourne’s urban environment, providing an evidence base to guide future improvements.
- How can I get involved?
You’re invited to share your experiences and thoughts about your local neighbourhood as part of our Places for People study until Sunday 26 April 2015. You can visit one of our pop-up sessions around the city or complete the online neighbourhood survey on Participate Melbourne.
- How does the 2015 research relate to the previous two studies?
This is the third Places for People study we are in the process of completing. The 2015 study has been expanded to research those issues most critical to Melbourne’s urban growth while continuing to examine how the city has changed in its urban form and structure. For the first time, the study will map how the city serves the daily needs of its people and how people experience and define their local neighbourhoods.
Once the 2015 study is completed, this valuable research will continue to inform the design of public spaces into the future, to support vibrant communities.
- Is this just about buildings?
No, cities only exist because of people.
Places for People helps usunderstand how people use the city and its spaces and which spaces and neighbourhoods are enjoyable and welcoming and what changes we need to make, to serve Melbourne’s diverse communities better.