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The Place Standard: how good is our place?

The Place Standard is a free tool (originally developed in Scotland) which offers a way of helping to get conversations going about any place (it could be your street or neighbourhood), by using some simple questions. It allows you to think about physical elements like buildings and transport links, as well as social aspects like whether people feel they have a say in decision making. The Place Standard is a tool that brings citizens together […]

Voice for Indi

An alternative approach in the 2013 Australian Federal Election… Tired of being taken for granted by the local MP, locals in the traditionally safe conservative seat of Indi embarked on a structured process of community ‘kitchen table’ conversations to articulate an independent account of the region’s needs. The community group, Voice for Indi, later nominated its chair, Cath McGowan, as an independent candidate. It crowdfunded their campaign finances and built a formidable army of volunteers through a […]