Parents with children living in CBD (Central Business District) can face many challenges. This research project aimed to document some of these experiences and identify ways that we can better support them.
This project is sponsored by Plunket and S.K.I.P. and used a co-design approach. Co-design approach brings in different agencies and customer groups to design and develop ideas that can make a real difference in the community.
This research is important because it helps us to understand some of the challenges families face when raising young children in the CBD. It is also important because this research involved different agencies and incorporated families’ voices in the outcomes.
The agencies involved in the design team includes Plunket, S.K.I.P, Auckland Central Library, KINZ Myers Park, YMCA of Auckland, and The Asian Network Inc. Many parents also shared their stories with the project team.
This report is written for parents, community agencies, businesses, policy-makers in central and local government and other stakeholders who deliver services and operate within Auckland CBD. This report identifies learnings about inner city living whilst raising children that have been generated by undertaking a parent-led design approach.
A full account of the co-design process and the insights gathered from our parent interviews is given in the CBD Powerpoint Project Tracker and CBD Summary report. Please read Plunket's submission to the Waitemata Local Board 15/16 Annual Plan.
If you would like further information on this project work please email firstname.lastname@example.org