The Collaborative City Exhibition
The Collaborative City Exhibition held at Tuxedo Cat from 15 October - 8 November 2012 received a fantastic response with over 2,300 visitors through the doors. Thanks to all who visited the space, attended over 50 events and tours for government, industry and the community and provided their feedback on the consultation draft Place Shaping Framework.
Overwhelmingly, 95% of those who participated agreed that thinking about inner Adelaide in this way was important for the future of our city.
We have seen an increase in the appetite for an integrated approach to city design;
- In the past 4 months, the 5000+ website saw almost a 200% increase in visits, with a large spike in October to correspond with the exhibition.
- Our website registered users increased by 40% since June.
- Our social media reach skyrocketed, with more people talking and participating than ever before – for a total of over 262,000 online interactions
This demonstrates that the importance of engaging and working in this way and the importance of including everyone in the conversation about our collective future.
After 12 months of collaborating and listening, three key themes emerged. To make great places for people, there need to be processes that put people’s needs first. The work presented in the exhibition was about improving people’s daily lives, improving processes and improving our urban networks as a whole.