Supporting Solution:

The Green Talk Translation Tool

For when we speak the same, but hear different things.

 
 
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Launching 2018

WHAT IS IT?

People working toward creating more and better green space come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines each with their own terminology, quirks, idiosyncrasies and meanings. We don’t need everyone to be speaking exactly the same language, but more could be done to make sure that we understand each other.

The Green Talk Translation tool is a cumulative and evolving wiki-style translation service that allows you to input a term and then find a comparative meaning across other disciplines so that we all have a better chance of understanding each other, agreeing and collaborating. We ask different professionals to tell us what they think it means and upload that to the wiki-style translation service. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • We already know what the contentious definitions and words are, like for example ‘Open Space’ versus ‘Green Space’.
  • We ask different professionals to tell us what they think it means and upload that to the wiki-style translation service.
  • We remind people to update and check the wiki-style translation service as part of the regular 202020 Vision newsletters and incentivise inputs through rewards, etc.

WHY IS IT USEFUL

  • Provides an opportunity to create better understanding. 
  • Facilitates a cross-disciplinary debate.
  • Helps to encourage people to get out of their silos.

BACKED BY TOUR CONTRIBUTORS:

Merlyn Kuchel, GI Project, Botanic Gardens, SA. Esther Ngang, NGIA, WA. David Martin, AILA, NSW. Louise Orr, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Sining Cuevas, University of Queensland, QLD. Elizabeth Alcorn, City of Melbourne, VIC. Susan Lengyel, City of Melbourne, VIC. Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines Landscape Architecture, SA. David Cooney, District Council of Mount Barker, SA. Merlyn Kuchel, GI Project, Botanic Gardens, SA. Esther Ngang, NGIA, WA. David Martin, AILA, NSW. Louise Orr, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Sining Cuevas, University of Queensland, QLD. Elizabeth Alcorn, City of Melbourne, VIC. Susan Lengyel, City of Melbourne, VIC. Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines Landscape Architecture, SA. David Cooney, District Council of Mount Barker, SA.