The Excellent City Series: Designing Equity


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How do we design for intersectionality?

Whether we are aware or not, the fundamental principles that shape our city are based on a preconceived idea of the ‘average’ person.

Our experience of cities is influenced by gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, and many other factors. By celebrating these unique experiences, we can shape our cities to allow everyone to thrive.

The event will begin with an interactive exercise that will demonstrate the diversity of experiences amongst attendees. This will be followed by a panel discussion addressing the importance of inclusivity and intersectionality in achieving Design Excellence.

Designing Equity will address questions such as…What are your experiences of inclusion, equity, safety, and wellbeing in the city? How can we champion equity to influence change in our city? What does it mean to design for equity?

The City of Melbourne’s Design Excellence Program reinforces the city’s commitment to enhance the function, liveability, sustainability and public contribution of our buildings and urban spaces.

The Excellent City Series explores several key themes that shape Design Excellence in Melbourne.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.