Key Project:

How to Create a Commons

Sometimes the original ideas are the best.

 
 
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Launching 2017

WHAT IS IT?

Loss of cheap land means that dwellings are being squeezed tighter and tighter onto blocks, creating less space for plants and trees. Some projects have overcome this by revisiting the principle of a common. Pilot ‘commons’ developments already exist in Brunswick and elsewhere. We look to understand the process taken to create it and study the usage and benefits of it, then translate our learnings into a How-To guide.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Existing commons projects will be reviewed and simplified to identify a standardised methodology. This will be communicated as a How-To guide showcasing a best practice approach.

WHY IT’S USEFUL

  • Shifts cultural attitudes toward prevalent housing trends.
  • Helps make the business case for alternative development structures.
  • Provides inspiration and talkability.

REFERENCE PROJECTS

The Commons in Brunswick, One Central Park 

BACKED BY TOUR CONTRIBUTORS:

Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines Landscapes Architecture , VIC. Shea Hatch, Nature Play, WA. Deb Langridge, Nature Play, WA.