Our urban spaces thrive when they are designed for and by people to feel connected, healthy and safe. In this session, presenters discuss design methods to foster public life through the built environment. Speakers will unpack processes for mapping women and girls’ experiences of safety in cities, research on design and community led approaches to shaping inclusive spaces, and strategies towards future streets for people. A panel conversation will follow, discussing the role of design professionals in working with communities to create spaces that are welcoming, inclusive and resilient.
Dr Nicole Kalms, Director, XYX Lab/ Space-Gender-Communications and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University
Codee Ludbey, Consultant, Arup
Margie McKay, Manager, City Design Studio, City of Melbourne