‘All cities have something wonderful about them. But great cities big or small are open to ideas from anywhere. They make room for spontaneity. They are receptive to the best talents wherever those may come from, which in turn fosters creativity and innovation’
Creative Cities International, The Vitality Index.
A policy providing a decision-making framework and principles for making Melbourne a safe, vibrant and diverse city during the day and at night (City of Melbourne, 2010).
Active Children and the Urban Environment
A presentation highlighting the links between physical activity, planning, urban design and obesity in children (Whitelegg, J, 2006, National Heart Foundation of Australia).
Building Inclusive and Resilient Communities
A report outlining principles for contributing to strong, inclusive and resilient communities (Australian Social Inclusion Board, 2009).
Form Western Australia
An independent, not-for-profit organisation advocating for and developing creativity in Western Australia.
My 0800 – Working together for the revitalisation of Darwin
A $7million project aiming to revitalise the economic, social and cultural development of Darwin city through urban design initiatives (Northern Territory Government).
Sustainable Sydney – Work and play
A vision for making Sydney more vibrant by day and by night (City of Sydney).
Vibrant City – Adelaide blog
A blog for sharing ideas about how to make Adelaide a more vibrant city (Integrated Design Commission of South Australia).
A document helping planners and others to make the case for good design by providing guidance on design analysis and information on best practice urban design (The Design Council CABE).
Vitality Index for US Cities
A cultural impact study modelling the human experience of the city at its heart by ranking and assessing qualitative factors with the same rigour as quantitative ones (Creative Cities International).
Project for Public Places – What makes a great public place?
An international resource providing information and case studies on making great public places (Project for Public Spaces).