Resilience in action…
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.
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.
Smart city: using technology to tackle traffic and social isolation in Melbourne
Traffic congestion and social isolation are two concepts that don’t immediately appear to be connected.
But in 2012, the Grattan Institute’s Social Cities report drew a direct line between inefficient urban transport and less time spent with friends and family. One estimate suggested every 10 minutes of commuting equates to 10% fewer social connections, while other research has found that more than 10% of working parents spend more time commuting to work than they spend with their children. It’s an issue that the city of Melbourne wants to get to grips with.
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.