Density, Public Space and Happiness
- 2020-03-16 12:30 pm 2020-03-16 1:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Density, Public Space and Happiness MPavilion MPAVILION
There is little doubt that the world is becoming more urbanised, with many global cities tackling population growth and densification. Melbourne is a leading example of this, with our population growth expected to exceed the prediction of eight million people by 2050.
Through this population growth, the rise of mixed-use developments are playing a large part in the defining the urban fabric of our city. The quality of the public realm, amenities and communal spaces provided by these high-density developments is becoming increasingly paramount to their success.
Join a panel hosted by leading Melbourne-based design studio NH Architecture to explore the role and future of public facilities in urban developments. How does the quality and the importance of the public realm in high-density developments impact on the overall wellbeing and happiness of the inhabitants and users? What learnings can be taken from the design of amenity and communal spaces, intended for the shared use of the occupants of these developments, to promote and encourage wellbeing as the city densifies?