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Assessing the Green and Open Spaces of the City of Melbourne

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Assessing the Green and Open Spaces of the City of Melbourne
Presented by Mr. Tuan Tran Anh, Ms. Pamela Gloria Cajilig, and Ms. Zahra Zafira Mutiara
2018 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme
12-16 November, 2018

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Assessing the Green and Open Spaces of the City of Melbourne

  1. 1. Assessing the Green and Open Spaces of the City of Melbourne ProSPER.net Leadership Programme 2018 for Urban Sustainable Development Zahra Mutiara Pamela Gloria Cajilig Tran Anh Tuan
  2. 2. Reporting Framework Recap of 11.7 Targets and Indicators Melbourne’s performance on SDG 11.7 Gap Analysis Recommendations
  3. 3. SDG 11.7 • By 2030 provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons, and persons with disabilities • Indicator: • Average share of built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities • Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harrasment by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence in the previous 12 months
  4. 4. KEY POPULATION FIGURES FOR MELBOURNE
  5. 5. DISABILITY Physical disability accounts for the greatest percentage of disability in Melbourne HOMELESSNESS Approximately 1232 people are experiencing homelessness in Melbourne according to the ABS Census data for 2011. The City of Melbourne Street Count 2014 found approximately 140 people sleeping rough on the night of the count. YOUTH Young people and young adults aged 15–29 years make up the largest proportion of the residential population in the City of Melbourne, at over 40 per cent, with increasing numbers of local and international students in the city (Eagleson Data Group 2013). City of Melbourne has a current resident population of about 110,000 and this is expected to almost double to around 212,000 over the next 25 years.
  6. 6. GAP ANALYSIS
  7. 7. But first…. Revisiting SDG 11.7 Indicators Need to strengthen the function of green and public spaces as an urban ecology hotspot
  8. 8. Gap Analysis • Access Unequal distribution of green and open spaces in the City of Melbourne • Biodiversity Limited species and distribution that lead to poor ecosystem in the urban area • Public Engagement Little data/not many government-led initiatives on engaging people to come to green and public spaces
  9. 9. Access: Unequal access to green and public spaces • Based on: • Walking distance • Availability of the existing open and green space • Potential of building green rooftops Image Credit: Open Space Strategy: Planning for Future Growth – City of Melbourne
  10. 10. Access: Unequal potential to develop green rooftops Image Credit: Greening Our City Strategy Action Plan (The City of Melbourne)
  11. 11. Biodiversity: Low Diversity of The Species in the City of Melbourne Limited Species of Urban Trees • 3 species of Urban Trees of 60,000 Council Trees of 22% canopy cover • Plane • Elm • Red river gum Unequal Distribution of the Species • 239 species of birds • 160 of them found in • Royal Park • Domain Parklands • Westgate Park
  12. 12. Public Engagement: Strong for safe cities advocacy, but little data to understand citizen attitude towards green and public spaces to base the advocacies
  13. 13. There are well-publicised safe city initiatives for women and girls
  14. 14. RECOMMENDATIONS
  15. 15. Biodiversity Policy Recomnendations The City of Melbourne should aim for a more ecologically connected city, by: • Establishing baselines on species and their habitats across the city • Mandating that future buildings adopt green infrastructure that create corridors for species to live
  16. 16. Sydney: Wheelchair Basketball for the Youth NSW partnership with City of Sydney Council and Ability Links to host a Youth Week Celebration, inviting other youth from the community to try out our inclusive sports.
  17. 17. Southern Cross Station: Public Space for the Visually Impaired “That’s what makes an innovative project at the city’s Southern Cross train station so important to him. A new “beacon navigation system” sends audio cues to users via their smartphones, providing directions, flagging escalator outages and otherwise transforming what previously a “no-go” area for Meere.” Photo credit: ymgerman
  18. 18. Washington National Parks: Baby Care Lounge • A friendlier place for nursing mothers with the opening of a breast-feeding lounge, a private place where moms can feed their babies without missing an inning. • The Washington Nationals created the room with the help the private sector • It is a “quiet and cool retreat” that will include comfortable chairs, a play area for toddlers, diaper- changing stations and televisions for mothers to watch the game, according to a news release. Photo credit: Australian Breastfeeding Association Bendigo Group
  19. 19. Australian Breastfeeding Association
  20. 20. Park Guidelines for the Inclusion of Older Adults • Improve control • Offer greater choice • Create a Sense of Security • Accessibility • Social support • Physical activity • Privacy • Nature Photo credit: City of Melbourne Victorian Seniors Festival
  21. 21. Photo credit: B+H Architects
  22. 22. Sources • https://dirt.asla.org/2015/05/06/what-do-seniors-need-in-parks/ • https://wsnsw.org.au/junior-wheelies-winter-2018/ • https://www.google.com.au/search?q=greening+our+city+strategic+action +plan+melbourne&rlz=1C5CHFA_enPH565PH565&oq=greening+our+city+s trategic+action+plan+melbourne&aqs=chrome..69i57.9700j0j7&sourceid= chrome&ie=UTF-8 • http://www.bendigobreastfeeding.websyte.com.au/ • Open Space Strategy: Planning for Future Growth – City of Melbourne • Australian Bureau of Statistics • https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/melbourne- for-all-people.pdf

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