Event, Melbourne, Australia
The aim is to produce an adaptive and resilient regional centre, which can respond to the variable scales and forces of change that effect life in Latrobe City; enhancing the existing and future conditions of this region.
‘Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures’ research project and design ideas competition aims to create informed visions of new, innovative and alternative cities of the near future by defining opportunities for transition into a low carbon, prosperous, and vibrant communities.
The intention is to produce strategies for an adaptive and resilient regional centre, which can respond to the variable scales and conditions of change that effect life in the Latrobe City; enhancing the existing and future qualities of this urban environment, the rehabilitated mines, associated infrastructures and define opportunities for growth.
The research and competition outcomes are to propose, and demonstrate, a range of design strategies considered through a range of time frames – from short term to long term, temporary to permanent, and staged growth cycles - for transiting cities, such as Latrobe City in South East Victoria that is shifting to a low carbon future.
The proposed design strategies are to address the interwoven social, economic, environmental and infrastructural attributes of the city through an integrated approach in order to construct intelligent visions for Latrobe City.