Community, Place and Urban Density Pilot Project

The Vertical Villages project explores people’s experiences of living in multicultural high-rise, mix-tenure and high-density urban environments.

About the project

We are interested in understanding the role faith-based organisations might play in facilitating place-making and community development in these neighbourhoods to improve people’s sense of community and connection.

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Participate in an interview:

Do you live in an apartment building of 4 stories or more in the suburbs of Macquarie Park, Epping, Parramatta, Chatswood or Bankstown? If yes, we want to hear about your experiences of high-rise living and learn what more can be done to support a greater sense of community in high-rise apartments.

We would like to interview willing participants for about one hour over Zoom, Skype, or phone at a time that is convenient for you. For an interview, you would receive a $50 e-gift card to thank you for your time and contribution.

Register your interest in participating by emailing Dr Emma Mitchell at emma.mitchell@mq.edu.au or phone 98502153.

Find out more about the interview here

Questionnaire

You can also click here to participate in our online questionnaire and go into a prize draw to win one of ten $100 gift cards.

Project partners and funding

This project is co-funded by Macquarie University, Baptist Care and Churches Housing (on behalf of Together for Ryde).

Research team

Research outputs

The project will compile a series of briefing papers, participant summary, online toolkit and final report which will be uploaded to this page. Please check back for future updates.

  • Briefing Paper Series (Due November 2020)
  • Participant Summary (Due March 2021)
  • Online Toolkit (Due March 2021)
  • Final Report (Due March 2021)