The Winning Project
Team Name: "People Powered Planning"
Project Name: Human Kind
Anna Moffat (Academic team leader)
Phan Nguyen Mai Chi- Masters of Business Management
Matthew Schefe – Bachelor of Human Movement
Bianca Connelly- Bachelor of Social Science
Kelly Carpenter – Bachelor of Product Design (Industrial)
People Powered Planning believe that enterprise and change should be delivered for the people, by the people. Underpinning their pitch is an understanding that it is possible for everyone to benefit from awareness and reform- from individuals, to businesses, to entire communities.
The project proposed by "People Powered Planning", titled "Human Kind", involves the development of toolboxes that can be provided to businesses and service providers that interact with Australian residents of various ages. The toolboxes contain stickers and advertising materials that can be used to alert the public to the participation of a business or service provider in the "Human Kind" initiative. They also contain practical tools that can be used by participant organisations to promote the inclusivity of their services, such as a measuring tape showing the width required for a wheelchair walker and pram. Accompanying these tools are reader friendly guides that clearly advice participants about how they can make their enterprise environment accessible, approachable and welcoming. These materials are supported by information packages sent to residents and available online.
The overall goal of "Human Kind" is not just to make spaces more accessible, but to promote rich social interactions between members of the same community. It is important that we don't just talk to and share time with strangers during standalone community events, but during our everyday activities, which is what the toolboxes and information kits developed by "People Powered Planning's" toolboxes will help to promote.