Zero Carbon Futures investigated scenarios for sustainable and resilient futures within the urban environment. These issues were explored through a series of public lectures from leading lights in the sustainability field and a range of student design studio projects that propose new strategies for shaping the urban environment.
Can going to work make you healthier? A presentation by Jeff Robinson, Aurecon Global Sustainable Buildings Leader. Jeff introduced the new WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being.
Creating Sustainable Cities with Tim Campbell Project Director, Victoria Harbour and Jack Noonan Manager Climate Change Program, Sustainability Victoria. Tim Campbell provided an overview of sustainability at Lendlease, with a focus on key sustainability initiatives that have been delivered at the precinct. Jack Noonan shared what Victorians really think about climate change, sustainability and renewable energy, and provided an update on how Victorians are taking practical action on climate change through the TAKE2 Climate Change Pledge Program.
The Phase Change 2.0 exhibition presented work developed as part of the interdisciplinary design research studio led by Dr Charles Anderson and Dr Michaela Prescott within the RMIT Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. Rethinking food, waste, water, ecological and social systems, the exhibited work explored propositions for the design of resilient high density urban environments in a zero carbon world.
The Urban Systems exhibition featured work generated in the suite of design studios offered by the RMIT Master of Design Innovation and Technology program.
Ideas presented in the exhibition addressed the following issues:
As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018, The Exchange at Knowledge Market presented Zero. This month-long exhibition brought together projects by RMIT Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Design Innovation and Technology students envisioning the potential for zero carbon futures in high density urban environments. Ranging from large-scale urban infrastructure to small personal devices, each project used the urban environment of Victoria Harbour, Docklands as its focus.
Following an intensive design research studio led by Dianne McGrath, the One Cup at a Time exhibition presented a collection of six student projects that seek to provide resolutions to some of these issues and enable a sustainable cafe culture through a systems-based approach. Design proposals were based on cafe sites around Victoria Harbour, Docklands and ranged from redesigned coffee cups and waste bin systems, to urban gardens and community based enterprise.
Image from Bioland by Xin Wu, Ye Liu, Yicheng Jiang, Changyu Liu, Yuting Zhang and Yujie Qi. RMIT Master of Landscape Architecture and RMIT Bachelor of Interior Design.