Date and Time: Wednesday 17th May 2017. 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Presenters: Anthony Aisenberg, CrowdSpot and Zoe Condliffe, Plan International Australia
Venue: VicHealth Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 15‐31 Pelham Street, Carlton
Register by: Friday 12th May
In early 2016, a nation-wide survey commissioned by Plan International Australia and Our Watch revealed approximately one third (30 per cent) of young Australian women aged 15-19 report avoiding public places after dark, with approximately 23 per cent believing it’s not safe to travel alone on public transport.
In an effort to further understand and draw attention to the experiences of young women in cities, Plan International Australia and CrowdSpot launched the Free To Be project in October 2016. The project focuses on encouraging young women to share their safety related experiences and emotions directly to a custom built CrowdSpot map. Thousands of submissions were received, generating interesting insights for keys stakeholders such as the City of Melbourne and Victoria Police.
Anthony Aisenberg and Zoe Condliffe will present together on the development and design of the mapping platform as a data collection tool, the process of engaging with key stakeholders and some of the insights gained from the data.
Anthony Aisenberg is an established urban planner and Founder of CrowdSpot, a map-based community engagement platform and company leading the way at the intersection between urban planning, citizen engagement and technology. CrowdSpot has completed over 45 projects with clients across Australia and in the USA in areas such as transport and public safety. In 2016, CrowdSpot was recognized at the Planning Institute of Australia awards for Planning Excellence in the 'Public Engagement and Community Planning' category.
Zoe Condliffe is the Youth and Community Engagement Advisor at Plan International Australia. With a background in sociology, gender, arts and community practice, Zoe has founded several community development initiatives working across the non-profit, arts, university and corporate sectors. As an experienced facilitator and gender equality advocate, she builds youth-led movements that work closely with young people as the central agents of social change.