City planning for living locally and 20-minute neighbourhoods post-COVID
A public discussion on the features a neighbourhood requires to enable residents to continue ‘living locally’ in a post-COVID Melbourne The panel discussion features Monash Architecture's Professor Carl Grodach and Dr Alexa Gower.
The COVID-19 neighbourhood lockdowns were a catalyst for change to Melbournians’ accepted living practices and norms. 2020 highlighted the many benefits associated with a shift to ‘living locally’, with many people achieving a better work-life balance, while fostering neighbourhood connections while spending more time in their local area. These benefits, however, were not experienced by all Melbournians as the facilities within some neighbourhoods did not adequately support its residents in this spatial shift. Monash University, in consultation with DELWP and Brimbank Council, examines how retrofitting an established neighbourhood like Sunshine West to meet 20-minute Neighbourhood objectives can better support living and working locally.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.