Brisbane Innovate: neighbourhoods
The Brisbane Innovate Challenge - How might we support and enable residents to celebrate the local area’s identity and actively contribute to its future so that neighbours form a community with pride in their local place?
Brisbane is a friendly, inclusive, welcoming and vibrant city with an enviable lifestyle.
Our suburbs are made up of their own unique mix of people and place. When residents work together to create initiatives and spaces that are meaningful and ‘owned’ by the community, it leads to a true sense of pride and belonging. It also means residents are more empowered and actively involved in shaping the places where they live, work and relax.
During the recent Plan Your Brisbane activity, more than 100,000 residents, spanning every suburb, had their say on their priorities for Brisbane. From this, guiding principles were identified and they form Brisbane’s Future Blueprint including ‘create a city of neighbourhoods’ and ‘empower and engage residents’.
We are calling on businesses, academia and community groups to work together to find new ways for neighbourhoods to foster their local identity and pride of place.
Background to the challenge
Our diverse city is richer for its unique local communities – they shape our lives in powerful and interesting ways. It is within these local communities that people spend most of their time and are most comfortable.
In various forms – whether it be city planning projects, new facilities such as libraries and leisure centres or sponsoring local festivals and events - Council is helping to build vibrant and proud communities. But Brisbane belongs to all of us, so local residents and businesses also need to play an active role and take ownership of the success of their communities.
Technology platforms are providing opportunities for people to connect, fund and deliver community-led place-making and identity-shaping activities in ways that they could not before. As demonstrated by Council’s recent Plan Your Brisbane project, new approaches to community engagement can empower residents to have their say and engage in conversation about the future of their neighbourhoods.
A list of Council’s current initiatives and strategies focused on building vibrant, empowered and proud local communities are listed below.
- Brisbane’s Future Blueprint
- Youth Strategy 2014-2019: Delivering a youth-friendly city
- Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017
- Your neighbourhood
- Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund
- Community Development and Capacity Building Grants
- Cleaner Suburbs Awards
- Neighbourhood planning and urban renewal projects
- What’s On events calendar
- Council libraries
- Community facilities and venues
- Parking Day
- Community engagement
Brisbane Innovate & the role of Mindhive
Brisbane Innovate is Council’s annual open innovation event, bringing together private industry, academia, local start-ups and the community to generate ideas to solve citywide challenges. This year’s challenges will focus on unlocking the value of waste, tackling social isolation and empowering local communities to create vibrant and proud neighbourhoods.
In 2018 we're using Mindhive to facilitate ongoing conversations between active-problem solvers, community members and the wider community of Mindhive to solve some of the city's wicked challenges.
What does success look like?
Following the summit event on 7 November, attendees will have an opportunity to refine their solutions and submit to Council. Council will then assess the solutions against the below criteria.
For a solution to be considered by Council, it should:
- directly address one of the three challenges identified
- not already exist
- involve at least two partners working together – for example industry, government or not-for-profit. All parties are to contribute in-kind support (i.e. no financial only partners)
- have long-term viability
- identify the role that Council plays using the Smart Connected Brisbane document:
- demonstrate alignment with one or more of the Smart Connected Brisbane characteristics
- have the ability to be scaled
- where possible use open data including datasets available at Council's Open Data website.
To complete a submission, you will need to provide the following information:
- contact details, solution name and challenge being solved
- how the solution meets the criteria (500 words)
- collaboration summary (500 words)
- how you will deliver the solution, including the timeframe (500 words)
- potential barriers to delivery and methods for overcoming them (500 words).
Challenge Opened: 11:49 PM, Sunday 14 October 2018
Challenge Closes: 02:00 PM, Saturday 30 March 2019
Time to go: 68 days \ 17 hours \ 42 minutes