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Get Involved - Urban & Regional Planners & Built Environment Professionals
About the Project
The purpose of this research project is to identify how we can better plan communities to be more inclusive for all people. The project has a particular focus on people with disabilities, chronic illness and mental illness of all ages in regions and urban-rural fringe areas. This project is occurring over three years finishing end of 2023.
Stage 2 of the study focuses on understanding how access and inclusion is currently incorporated in day-to-day practice.
With the support of the Planning Institute of Australia, we are hoping to engage widely with practising planners and other built environment professionals in urban-rural fringe, peri-urban and regional areas in Australia.
to understand how access and inclusion is currently applied in practice,
to learn what has worked and why, through shared practice examples,
to learn where tensions exist, and
to identify what is needed short to long term to help make inclusion an everyday practise.
We are interested in understanding the experiences across various roles including strategic planning, statutory planning-development assessments, spatial planning, local and regional planning, infrastructure, transport, open space and urban design, and community planning.
What you can do?
There are different ways planners and other built professionals can get involved in the research to share experiences, know-how, and ideas.
Practise-Led Case Example
Submit a practise-led case example of doing inclusion (15-20mins) using an online or word template. There is also an option of a follow up interview.
Complete by Word Document
Email the completed Practise-Led Case Example Word document template to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded by the Australian Research Council under DE190101512 - ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
1:1 Chat Research Interview
30-45min chat online with the researcher about incorporating access and inclusion in day to day practice. Send us a email to request a chat interview.
Design Led Inquiry Seminars - Occurring in 2022
Participants will be invited to participate in a 2 hour enquiry-based learning seminar as a research activity. The seminar will have up to 10 participants and be held via zoom or face-to-face where possible. The seminar will explore, Universal Design in planning for access and inclusion and apply UD in future planning scenarios such as residential development, town centre redevelopment, and open spaces.