Digital Placemaking + Green Spine Workshop

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Digital Placemaking + Green Spine Workshop

Deakin Waterfront Geelong, 9th January 2020

Together with the City of Greater Geelong representatives, MindLab hosted the first workshop “Digital Placemaking + Green Spine Project” at Deakin Waterfront on January 9th. The aim of the workshop was to discuss potential collaboration that will utilise of location-specific digital technologies to create new services, products and experiences along the Malop Street in Geelong where the Green Spine is located. Two partners discussed how application of different technologies can ultimately change and improve the life along the street, and furthermore, how it can be utilised further to connect the area with the rest of Geelong.

The second workshop is scheduled for Friday February 28th, at MindLab offices, Deakin Waterfront building.

The Malop Street Green Spine is a key action of the Victorian Government’s Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan, a plan to drive change in central Geelong. The Malop Street Green Spine project will transform central Geelong with a vibrant linear park along the length of Malop Street, connecting Johnstone Park and Eastern Park. The Green Spine consists of six city blocks along Malop Street, transitioning through the central business area at the western end into the primarily residential area at the eastern end. The first block includes the Triangle Park as a grand entry public space as you arrive into Malop Street from the Gheringhap Street. The concept of creating an ecological and active transport link from Johnstone Park to Eastern Park resulted from the work of Vision 2, a 20 year strategy developed in 2013 by Deakin University, the Committee for Geelong, the city of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Government. Images of the completed part of the project available below.