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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 98502153.
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).
- Dr Miriam Williams (Chief Investigator)
- Dr Emma Mitchell (Chief Investigator)
- Associate Professor Kristian Ruming (Chief Investigator)
- Professor Amanda Wise (Chief Investigator)
- Kate Cavanaugh (Research Assistant)
- Isaac Harrison (Research Assistant)
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)