Che Biggs

Research Fellow: Resilient Systems

Che’s work focuses on strategies and tools for building urban resilience and supporting bottom-up innovation for sustainability. Much of this work is based around the concept of networked-localised ‘distributed systems‘ of provision as a way of re-coupling human and natural systems and strengthening community adaptation to resource scarcity and climate change. Che is a facilitator, analyst and communicator with a background in strategic environmental management and policy.

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Current Projects:

Design-led Transformation for Climate Extremes

With recent events showing that many Australian communities are vulnerable to extreme weather it’s important we focus on building resilience. We face a future with significantly more challenging and unpredictable

Research Case Studies

VEIL has a research stream that is tasked with identifying and exploring priority needs and opportunities for eco-innovation in Victoria. Once an area has been identified, the research task focuses

Completed Work:

Scenarios for climate change adaptation

VEIL has been working as part of a collaborative team for VCCCAR looking at the role and value of scenario planning in climate change adaptation decision-making.
Climate change has

Distributed Systems Research

There is a growing interest in distributed systems as an alternative design and governance approach for the provision of critical resources (eg. energy, water and food). This interest is partly

Sustainable Cities Network

A communications hub as “a portal to the future of cities” that are ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable. A project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL). For the first time