ECH contributes to Resilient Melbourne Accelerated Design Forum

resilient-melbourneThe City of Melbourne  is hosting a project in partnership with metropolitan councils to develop a resilience strategy to equip Melbourne and metropolitan area to effectively deal with the chronic stresses and acute shocks that may occur. This project is part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative (, pioneered and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

ECH contributions were sought that incorporate new ways of working and other innovations to significantly improve Melbourne’s resilience to chronic stresses and acute shocks now and in the decades ahead.

Mary Farrow, ECH House Coordinator was asked to speak to the participants about experiences of fostering social outcomes in the work that ECH does  which creates a stronger society so people can be more resilient with regards to any shock or stress. She is now part of a Working Group to better understand and foster  diverse, evolving communities to support leadership, participation and connectedness.