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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 on ‘revealing the present’ by finding and interpreting innovations – technical, social and systemic – that offer new possibilities and directions. By interpreting and communicating the patterns being expressed in these innovations, we aim to change the landscape of expectations – more fully engaging with the sustainable futures that are possible and already being created. ...Read More
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The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) seeks to identify and promote emerging technical, social and organisational innovations that could form part of future sustainable systems. [tab:Background] Background to the VEIL Project A sustainable future demands new knowledge and renewed creativity; it depends ultimately on our ability to change direction. We are in the early stages of a sustainability revolution. Climate change is forging a new global dialogue that may prove to be unlike anything before it in human history. That dialogue has already shifted from a ...Read More
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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 in history the majority of the world’s population live in cities. How do we reduce the environmental demands of cities whilst maintaining and expanding the cultural and social vitality that can make life in the city so desirable and rewarding? In cities everywhere people are concerned about sustainability. Action is occurring at many levels and ...Read More