BOOTCAMP MATERIALS

Access training presentations, downloads, and background reading for the Neighbourhood Project bootcamp.

1: Big Ideas

• Welcome to the program
• Introduction to community-led placemaking
• Meet your council and neighbourhood teams

Thu 21 September

6:30-8:30pm

Loop Project Space, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

2A: Planning for success

• Program overview
• Community-led placemaking
• Scoping your project
• Leadership and governance

Sat 23 September

10am-3pm

Foundation for Young Australians, 27 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

Homework

1 Housekeeping

Community baseline survey

Private Facebook page

2 Your “why” / pitch

Prepare a short-and-simple 3 minute presentation on the “why” to share with the group on Saturday. Be sure to cover (1) why the project is needed, (2) what it will be, and (3) how your idea and team will achieve the stated goal.

3 Site analysis activity

4 Select a date between 7-28 October for your small local engagement event

Helpful links

Case studies

Tactical Urbanism 4: Australia and New Zealand (PDF viewer)

Resources

Start with Why (video)
Walk Score (online tool)
What is Human-Centred Design? (video)
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design (free online course from IDEO.org)
Intro to Asset Based Community Development (slideshow)

Social media

Urban Happiness (Facebook group)

2B: Enabling environment

• Program overview
• Community-led placemaking
• Enabling environments
• Community perspectives

Tue 3 October

10am-4pm

Municipal Association of Victoria, Room 1101, Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Morning session

Afternoon session

Round 1 Council perspective

Resources

More coming soon

Homework

1 Develop your vision – be sure to cover (1) why it’s needed, (2) how you’ll get there, and (3) what this will entail

2 Finalise team – send email addresses, titles and any dietary restrictions to katie@codesignstudio.com.au

3 Consider the contraints and opportunities for the proposed site and project

4 Check your current arrangements for insurance – would or could the project be covered? Are there options for community insurance available?

Helpful links

Case studies

Tactical Urbanism 4: Australia and New Zealand (PDF viewer)

Resources

Start with Why (video)
Dick and Rick (pdf)
What is Human-Centred Design? (video)
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design (free online course from IDEO.org)

Social media

Urban Happiness (Facebook group)

3: Mobilising people and resources

• Council-community collaboration
• Shared vision
• Asset-based community development
• Mobilising people and resources

Sat 7 October

10am-3pm

Foundation for Young Australians, 27 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

Homework

– Secure confirmation of site from council
– Plan, promote and host mobilisation event (take photos too!)
– Site analysis / place audit
– Video journal 2

Adding people to your core team? Great – please send their name, email address and any dietary restrictions to katie@codesignstudio.com.au

Helpful links

4A: Developing a roadmap

Sat 28 October

10am-3pm

Foundation for Young Australians, 27 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

Homework

We’re flying towards the end of the bootcamp! Next steps are:
– Confirm the details of your proposed project
– Discuss with council on 18 November
– Update your project plan to reflect any decisions or changes made
– Pitch your final project on 30 November – this will be a short presentation to the group, and you’ll hand in your completed project plan and budget.

So before the 18th, we’d suggest you…
– Complete the project plan with your team, to discuss with your council on 18 November (although we’d encourage you to talk to them before that!). If you’re having trouble making decisions about what’s in and out of scope, the site plan and budget may help – and remember, there’s always stage 2!
– Draft a site plan and budget
– Post another video journal, sharing your challenges and successes so far

Adding people to your core team? Great! Please send their name, email address and any dietary restrictions to katie@codesignstudio.com.au

4B: Getting to Yes

Tue 31 October

10am-3pm

MAV, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

Homework

Adding people to your core team? Great! Please send their name, email address and any dietary restrictions to katie@codesignstudio.com.au

5: Delivery planning

Sat 18 November

10am-3pm

Foundation for Young Australians, 27 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

Homework

On Thursday 30 November, bring your:
– Final project plan, site plan and budget
– Pitch presentation on a USB stick, if you choose to use powerpoint

You’ll receive an update about the funding by Friday 8 December – then it’s all stations go! See the checklist above for more detail.

Have fun, and see you back here in April!

6A: Evaluate and plan

Sat 14 April

10am-3pm

Foundation for Young Australians, 27 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

6B: Embed and scale

Tue 17 April

10am-3pm

MAV, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Presentation

Resources

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