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Placemaking Sandbox for Transport Practitioners
Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. She is also Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion. An architect, urban planner and transport planner by training, she teaches Urban Design and Place Making for The Built Environment. Her research is concerned with improving our understanding of how people interact with place, creating unique challenges and opportunities for positive place-based change. She has also advanced a significant body of knowledge in streets as places, active transport, gender and transport, with theory and policy implications within the Australasian setting.
Cities are changing very rapidly. Vibrant public spaces make for inclusive, engaging and resilient cities. Strategies and methods traditionally implemented to better manage public spaces, including our public transport environments, may no longer be appropriate to address these unpredictable transformations. In this presentation, I will introduce the Placemaking Sandbox program as a way of fostering a greater understanding of “placemaking” within and outside of transport environments --- the walking, waiting and riding environments --- and the benefit of providing a “sandbox” environment to design and test council-supported, community-led initiatives before and as they are implemented in our cities and communities.
Professor Becky P.Y. Loo, Director, Institute of Transport Studies
Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong