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    Retaining the ‘edge’ – Braddon case study

    An integrated approach to revitalising Braddon by Elissa McMillan. Braddon is the cultural hub of Canberra – a vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood loved for its great food venues, gritty character and creative edge. It’s the place to go for a delicious meal with friends, do a spot of shopping from local designers, or spend an […]

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    Civic participation to create great neighbourhoods

    I was fortunate enough to live and work in Chicago for just under 2 years. A city known for its long history of community organising and activism, beautiful architecture, picturesque neighbourhoods and citizen-led action, I was inspired by every block and corner. I mean the Obamas were from here. You could buy a Frank Lloyd […]

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    Matching planning with action to leave a rich placemaking legacy

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    Our top picks for Pick My Project

    The CoDesign team were very excited to see the Victorian State Government announce a major community grants initiative “Pick My Project” to support community-led placemaking across Victoria – the movement is spreading! What was even more exciting was seeing community leaders from The Neighbourhood Project and other CoDesign Studio projects rise to the occasion and […]

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    Urban Resilience and the Importance of Community

    Social inequality, lack of affordable housing, extreme weather, urban growth pressures, and social disconnection are all symptoms of 21st century urban life. These issues can be overwhelming, leaving individual citizens feeling powerless. In a world of intense globalisation, climate change and mass urbanisation, CoDesign believes in the power of community and local action. Urban resilience […]

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    Placemaker’s Guide to Habitat III

    CoDesign Studio is thrilled to be in Quito, Ecuador this week at Habitat III, the world’s most significant sustainable urban development summit. We are representing Australia as one of the few civil society organisations selected to deliver an official side event, in partnership with the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Program (Resilient Melbourne). If you’re feeling overwhelmed […]

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    Welcome to the neighbourhood!

    G’day, and welcome to the new CoDesign Studio blog. As a not-for-profit, our mission is to inspire and empower people – all people, from community members to expert professionals – to shape neighbourhoods that improve their lives. This blog will be a place to join conversations about community-led placemaking, collaborative cities, and tactical urbanism, following our multidisciplinary team through the […]

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