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  • 12
    Dec

    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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  • 03
    Dec

    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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  • 15
    Nov

    Matching planning with action to leave a rich placemaking legacy

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  • 12
    Sep

    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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  • 30
    Aug

    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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  • 23
    Jul

    How to Encourage Young Placemakers

    Australian cities continue to rate as some of the most liveable in the world, but they are becoming increasingly unequal places for young people. Young people are typically left out of decision-making when it comes to urban development, resulting in two-thirds feeling excluded from their city (Youthful Cities, 2016). This week CoDesign presented at the […]

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  • 16
    Jul

    Cities made by citizens.

    Stop waiting for change to take place in your city – get out and change it yourself. Have you ever wished your hometown was a little more exciting?  That there was more to do on the weekends? Or that your neighbourhood was greener?  Do you hope that one day your kids will play with the […]

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  • 10
    Jul

    Beyond the ‘bump out’ – community outcomes that stick

    Community projects are just plain fun to be part of. I personally love rolling up my sleeves and working with communities to deliver creative and unique projects. Having said that, knowing how deliver places with enduring social benefit, beyond the project bump out, is the true challenge. Community-led placemaking is a growing global movement of […]

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  • 28
    Mar

    The Neighbourhood Project Round 2

    The Neighbourhood Project Round 2 participants have been working hard over the last 6 months trying and testing their ideas from initial development to this month finalising their instalments. At CoDesign Studio, we are exceptionally proud of the hard work and enthusiasm each participant has bought to their respective project and we cannot wait to […]

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