Creating Healthier Communities_____

Internship Brief

Arden-Macaulay is an area undergoing rapid renewal and development and has been identified for both residential and employment growth over the next 25 years. Due to these factors and its proximity to the city, it is a suitable testing ground for understanding how to achieve better health outcomes through the built environment.

Through the internship, Tract will invite students to apply a set of health indicators to a fine grain area within Arden-Macaulay. Through this process, students will uncover elements that require improvement and be able to determine a set of benchmarks to aim for when wanting to improve health and wellbeing within communities.

The aim of the internship will be to interrogate what elements of the urban fabric require stronger regulations/guidelines/policies to achieve more positive health and wellbeing outcomes. This will be achieved by synthesising and understanding how the information collected can be transformed into a toolkit that can be applied to other renewal sites in the future.

The outcome of the internship will be short graphic presentation to the Tract office outlining how the toolkit can be utilised to improve health and wellbeing for future urban renewal projects.
Finer Details

1. Three week full-time internship, from 1 – 19 July 2019.

2. Three interns will be selected - one in each discipline of Landscape Architecture, Town Planning and Urban Design.

3. To be eligible to apply, interns will be current University of Melbourne students at the Masters level enrolled in the 2019 academic year.

4. Students must be enrolled in MSD Vocational Placement (ABPL90307).

Application Process

To apply for the internship please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the below questions (in 500 words or less) to
by Monday, 3 June 2019 at 9am.

Application Questions

1. What do you believe are the most important factors of the built environment that promote health and wellbeing?

2. In your opinion, how can the planning and design practice better influence health and wellbeing outcomes for urban renewal precincts?