Completed VEIL Projects


Scenarios for climate change adaptation

scenarios-climate-change-adaptionVEIL 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 been described as a challenge characterized by ‘diabolical uncertainty’. With many of today’s decision-making tools, techniques and approaches dependent on extrapolating from historical trends to identify ‘likely futures’ climate change presents an almost existential problem - in the future little is certain.

Distributed Systems Research

dist-sys-modelThere 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 driven by a growing awareness that existing production and consumption

Local and Creative Food Economies

cr-food-economiesA local or regional food economy suggests food that is grown, processed and sold primarily for local or regional markets, contrasting with commodities produced for national and global markets. The term ‘creative food economy’ is being used to represent the

Food Freight

food-freightVEIL releases Food Freight Reports The pressures of rising energy costs, potential carbon prices and increasing vulnerability in food supply chains are challenging to food producers and businesses, and they have important implications for food availability, access and utilisation –

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 in history the majority of the world’s population live in

Broadmeadows 2035

IMG_6903Following on from our engagement with Hume City Council and a series of ‘Vision: Broadmeadows 2032’ projects in 2009-2010, VEIL has returned to Broadmeadows to further collaborate with the council and local community in exploring and visioning sustainable and resilient

Florence 2035

Florence-siteOur cities and their systems of energy, water, food, transport, shelter, and information are dependent on large flows of fossil fuel-based energy. This dependency must change, urgently, to deal with the impacts of climate change and peak oil. Cities account

Sunshine 2032

collageopportunitiesSunshine: The Opportunities. The Garden City layout of Sunshine is suited to the intensification of sustainable programs including urban agriculture, shared water and energy harvesting systems, increased pedestrian and bike access through the neighbourhood and shared public spaces for increased

Broadmeadows 2032

panorama_broadmeadows_smlThe 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,

Mobility: City of Short Distances

growThe Mobility Studios explore the interconnections and spaces between slow transport and public transport.  Mobility in 2032 is networked and decentralised.  The studios include the premise that Melbourne has had to develop a more localised way of life (i.e. more access to

EcoCity (EBD)

Railway_bridgeWhat does Melbourne look like in 2032?  In 2008, VEIL’s Design Hub members looked at the last remaining vacant land available for development in Melbourne’s CBD, known as E-Gate, and applied some very radical thinking. A vision for a mini-city

2007-08 Studios

walter hirschtfeldA series of multidisciplinary design studios run in 2007 and 2008.