The Terrace House tour and talk will explore urban renewal centred on community building.
Using the sustainability-focussed, 8+ star energy rated apartment building Terrace House in Brunswick as a starting point, this tour and talk will explore urban renewal centred on community building. The architect-led Terrace House development upends the dominant paradigm of profit-driven medium density housing development. The experience of Terrace House suggests that, in the right enabling environment, delivering place-based sustainability outcomes can benefit the whole community.
This event will cover the drivers of, and obstacles to, sustainability-focussed urban renewal at different scales; state, local council, community, apartment building, and household. You will hear from policymakers, planners, architects, community organisers, and residents about their vision for, and experience of, contributing to vibrant and sustainable lifestyles in inner and middle ring Melbourne as a response to the pressures of population growth, the impacts of climate change, and the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources.
You will walk around a vibrant Brunswick neighbourhood, visit a rooftop garden, a pocket park, and a community eco-justice hub. You will have the opportunity to discuss with architects, community leaders, and council planners what sustainability means to them in the urban realm.
Andrew Maynard FRAIA
Founding Director and Architect, Austin Maynard ArchitectRead More
Brunswick Ecological Justice Hub for Jesuit Social ServicesRead More
Moreland City CouncilRead More
Dr Paula Hanasz
Manager, Water Sector Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, DELWPRead More