The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge

We're inviting creative, feasible and impactful ideas to help reduce transport congestion, and/or make the experience of travel more socially fulfilling.
Accepting submissions until 23 June.

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About Resilient Melbourne

People are at the heart of all cities. A resilient Melbourne will draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies, to pursue our shared interests, embrace our differences and be stronger together. We will help communities prepare for change and whatever the future may hold. We will work today, tomorrow and together, towards a viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous Melbourne


Australia’s first city resilience strategy

Melbourne’s first resilience strategy was endorsed by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee on 17 May 2016. It is the first resilience strategy produced by any Australian city; and is the result of the work of more than 1,000 individuals from 230 organisations, Melbourne’s 32 local councils, and many Victorian Government departments.

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Strategy Actions

The actions in this strategy are all directly supported by Resilient Melbourne. While implementation of some actions will be led by the Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office, others will be led by partners across community, academic and business sectors, as well as local and state government agencies.

By working together on these actions, partners will improve Melbourne’s collective resilience and will learn by doing; delivering tangible benefits for Melbourne’s communities while simultaneously generating new knowledge on how best to build resilience.

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Users are the true innovators: lessons from bicycles

Author: Professor Lars Coenen, City of Melbourne Chair in Resilient Cities

Necessity and ingenuity are both said to be the mother of invention. It is therefore with great expectations and excitement to see that Resilient Melbourne has launched its Citymart (open innovation) Challenge. To address the dual challenge of transport congestion and social disconnection requires innovative and creative thinking that challenges mainstream ways by which people travel. As City of Melbourne Chair in Resilient Cities my research is aimed at investigating how urban innovation can be harnessed to improve the city’s resilience to a range of chronic stresses and acute shocks. But can a city plan for such innovation to happen, and if so how? Innovation is a notoriously unruly process. To turn a bright idea into a working solution, can best be compared to a journey. 


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100 Resilient Cities

Resilient Melbourne is part of the global challenge 100 Resilient Cities.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation – is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world build resilience to the economic, social and physical challenges that are increasingly part of the 21st century.

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