The City of Hume is a rapidly developing centre north of Melbourne, caught up in many of the problems of burgeoning suburban sprawl, population growth, climate change, stressed infrastructure and impending broad-brush state planning initiatives. The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, VEIL, has been involved in an ongoing process of consultation, workshops and design events with Hume City Council. This work has involved Hume stakeholders such as council and local government, along with design students and academics.
Visions of a transformed future for 2032 can build desirable, optimistic expectations, but sites of intervention have to be found today, that can shift the dynamics of development and release new community energy for change. VEIL, along with the Council, has identified a number of key potential ‘Eco-Acupuncture‘ points within the Broadmeadows/Central Activities District area. VEIL is exploring and visualising a series of distributed and connected experimental visions for the future development of the region.
Broadmeadows 2032 showcases a series of design projects from Melbourne University, RMIT, Monash University and Swinburne University in the fields of architecture, landscape design, industrial design, communication design and service design. These ideas will be further developed and carried forward by Hume City Council in new and emerging strategic planning. In August 2010, the publication “Vision: Broadmeadows 2032” was launched as part of an exhibition in the foyer of Sustainability Victoria – it’s available for download here on the website.
Follow the Links Below for Content and Events Related to the Broadmeadows Project:
- October 2009 Design Workshop: Developing the ideas with stakeholders
- February 2010 Design Event: 2-day design intensive to develop the brief
- March 2010 Exhibition: Introducing the project to the students
- July 2010 Exhibition: Introducing the design projects to the Hume community
- September 2010 Exhibition: In the foyer at Sustainability Victoria
- Vision: Broadmeadows 2032: The publication
- Eco-Acupuncture: What is it; How does it work?
Design Studios from the Broadmeadows 2032 Eco-Acupuncture Design Project
High density, trigger development. Buildings to be a