Regen Melbourne is an emerging network of individuals and organisations exploring a regenerative future for our city. Formed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the network was convened by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Small Giants Academy, Circular Economy Victoria and the Coalition of Everyone. Regen Melbourne is now made up of more than 700 individuals and more than 40 organisations from across sectors and disciplines. In October 2020, the convening organisations instigated a community engagement project with three clear purposes:
To achieve the above, we combined the Doughnut Economics City Portrait methodology and a unique community engagement model. Over the past six months, we convened five interactive community forums, undertook 15 leadership interviews, held six roundtables and conducted countless hours of data analysis.
We are so proud to now release our report that synthesises the learnings from this process: Towards a Regenerative Melbourne. The full report and a highlights report are both now available on our website: www.regen.melbourne
For those who'd like the super short version (!) below is a quick summary of the major insights gained, and the three main outputs of our work so far: a Melbourne Doughnut, a Vision Statement for our city, and a Roadmap for the path ahead.
Our research and community engagement project made three clear findings:
Finally, our work together over the last 6 months has generated a clear roadmap for the Regen Melbourne network. This is shown below, aligned to each of our primary insights. The Regen Melbourne network is now exploring the best ways of activating this Roadmap.
I want to learn how to exist in this changing economy and I'm sure I can be a good element to put the Doughnut Economy into prac..
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Interested in how public art projects can productively engage with and support circular economies
Coorabell, New South Wales, Australia
I believe the Doughtnut is the future, and I want to speed up the future
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Eager to connect with like minded people, to gather tools and ideas to curate a vision for the Central Coast
Brisbane City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I'm looking for inspiration and people to bounce ideas off
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
An Environmental Student looking to learn and engage more within the community and implement active changes around me
Interested in the practical aspects of applying the Doughnut.
Ryan J. Kemp
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America
I am here to learn more about the Doughnut Model to utilize it in my work and to spiral off of the momentum.
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Interested in applying the doughnut to natural resource management - particularly fisheries, agriculture and primary industries.
Get inspired, connect with others and become part of the movement. No matter how big or small your contribution is, you’re welcome to join!