Diversity and Inclusion at ABP
At the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, we are committed to supporting excellence in the built environment sector and empowering the future generation of built environment professionals. To achieve this, we create space for diversity in all its forms to thrive, deepen inclusive practice and culture, and embed diversity and inclusion in all we do.
ABP Diversity and Inclusion Commitment Statement
We are committed to shaping a welcoming, equitable and inclusive place for research and education, attracting a diverse mix of talented staff and students working purposefully with engaged partners for public good. We listen with respect and humility, we acknowledge traditional Indigenous custodians, and we continue to pursue meaningful connections to create a community of care that is rooted in respect, conviviality and collegiality.
We recognise the path ahead to overcome disadvantage is a complex one but, together as a community strengthened by diverse voices, we are determined to discover a better way of supporting each other and living in solidarity together to meet the needs of future generations. We are modest about our capacity to change the world, but we are bold enough to assert our attempt to do so as built environment teachers, students and researchers.
ABP seeks a world beyond the narrow confines of singular disciplinary perspectives, one which celebrates our diversity as critical ingredients for the social imaginary of a progressive world.
Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) was created as an advisory group that provides leadership, partnership and advice to advance diversity and inclusion goals in ABP. to proactively address issues of social equity and diversity within the faculty, creating opportunities for diversity and inclusion to thrive.
Learn more about the Committee, its Terms of Reference and Membership [Staff Only]
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
To help achieve diversity and inclusion, we will oversee through the development, implementation and evaluation of the D&I Action Plan. The Action Plan is our commitment to advance diversity and inclusion goals in the faculty, as a post COVID community, build on ABP’s already strong social fabric and continuing to shape a workplace and learning culture which enables social inclusion and full participation of all staff and students.
To help achieve diversity and inclusion, we will oversee through the development, implementation and evaluation of the D&I Action Plan. The Action Plan is our commitment to advance diversity and inclusion goals in the faculty.
Diversity and Inclusion Actions and Initiatives
Find out more about what we’re doing in the following focus areas:
- Advancing Reconciliation
- Addressing gender equity
- Supporting cultural diversity
- Accessibility and Disability Inclusion
- Community Outreach
- Awards and grants
If you would like to join the ABP D&I Reference Group or contribute to a Working Group, please contact us at ABPemail@example.com
Diversity and Inclusion News
Pride in Action Network
Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Resources for staff and students with disabilities
University research into racism
Support dealing with discrimination on campus
Melbourne Counselling and Psychological Services
Respect at the University of Melbourne
If you have any questions or comments about the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning's diversity and inclusion initiatives, or if you'd like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.