We’re looking for an Engagement & Comms Coordinator and an Administration & Project Support Officer to join the Cred teamRead More
Pause Pods will be hitting the streets of Bankstown from the end of this year as part of a 6 to 12 month temporary seating and community art installation.Read More
It’s been an exciting time here at Cred. We are incredibly excited to welcome superstar April McCabe as our new Associate Director.Read More
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.Read More
Congratulations to Newcastle on winning the Smart Cities Strategy Award 2018. We enjoyed leading the project team that delivered stakeholder engagement to inform the Strategy.Read More
This month, New Planner features an article by our director Sarah Reilly. “As city shapers, it’s time we started acting on all this talk about engaging communities, rather than seeing communities as an obstacle to faster approvals.” Read the article here.Read More
Cred and City of Parramatta have won the PIA National Award for Planning Excellence in the category Public Engagement and Community Planning for our project “Embedding young people in Council’s Planning and Engagement Processes".Read More
Great community facilities are more than just a space to get together and deliver services – they can be catalysts for change, for new connections, and for collaboration to create many levels of community benefit. We visited three new facilities achieving this in high growth areas in Melbourne - here’s just some of what we learned.Read More
Our study Greater Sydney's Social Capital: Its Nature and Value was a reference document for the Greater Sydney Commission's new district plans, which were released today. Read the study here.Read More
A recent trip to Copenhagen (and other Scandy places) made me realise that there is a lot we can learn from a city where quality and innovative urban design and architecture and social and environmental planning collaborate for great outcomes for people. Here are some of my lessons on sharing from Copenhagen, a densely populated city - that I'd like to share with you.Read More
This week saw the announcement of the successful tenderers for the Ivanhoe Estate, which will be developed into an integrated community with new social and private housing. That's great news in terms of increased social housing supply. But as a new mixed tenure community, what needs to happen to ensure its long term socially sustainability, and to create a place where neighbours of all backgrounds live together cohesively?Read More
A quick blog post from Sam, our resident numbers nerd, on the 2016 census data out today!Read More
We're excited to share that Cool Streets won the Climate Action Award at the 2016 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Cool Streets Pilot Project is a community – led implementation project supported by Blacktown Council and developed by Gallagher Studio in collaboration with Cred Consulting. See more about the project here.Read More
Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate, here's one of our favourite city endeavours - gender mainstreaming in Vienna.Read More
Our social planner Sam travelled to Cuba in January - have a read of some of her reflections, from public transport in trucks and horse carts to smartphones in parks.Read More
About 12 months ago, the Playground in Fitzroy Gardens Kings Cross got a much needed upgrade for the increasing numbers of children and families living in the area, who have little or no access to any other play space - but not without conflict from local residents, including egging and burning down a swing.
How do we design and manage our public space, within increasing high density areas, to be child, youth and family friendly? How do we create more tolerant communities who are respectful of the competing activities that occupy limited public space?Read More
Affordable housing and boarding houses need new branding - perhaps a new name - and community education to stop communities protesting and blocking their approval based on prejudice and misinformation.Read More
“Housing is a product that has such inherent value and significance…[but] has been made an instrument of increasing inequality and waste”.
Meg attended the Myth: Not-for-profits (NFPs) aren't real property developers session of the Festival of Urbanism this week. Read her reflections here.Read More
Cred and Micromex Research are excited to announce our partnership to deliver evidence based and rigorous infrastructure and service reviews and community strategic planning services for local government.
Read more about our new partnership, and a great evidence-based tip from Micromex Research about the benefits of recruited and active opt-out engagement over opt-in methods.Read More
We've been working with Hume Community Housing to develop the first Community Cohesion Strategy for residents of its more than 1700 properties across Western Sydney. Have a read all about it in the latest edition of HousingWORKS!Read More