Social Capital in Greater Sydney: Its Nature and Value
Commissioned by the Greater Sydney Commission
Winner of the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award 2018 - PIA NSW
“We are at a transformational point. We have an opportunity to shift Greater Sydney’s spatial structure in a way that benefits all existing and future citizens.” - Towards our Greater Sydney 2056, Greater Sydney Commission
We are honoured to have received the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award 2018 at last night’s Planning Institute of Australia NSW Awards for our study Greater Sydney’s Social Capital: Its nature and its value, which was a reference document for the Greater Sydney Commission's new district plans.
The study focusses on how planning for the creation of social capital, facilitated by the places and networks that enable people to connect, can help create more sustainable, resilient and healthy communities. As part of the study, we audited and mapped “social connectors” across Greater Sydney’s three cities.