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Vision Broadmeadows 2032: VEIL Exhibition

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 12th, 2010

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 and workshops with Hume City Council. This work has also local government, along with design students and academics. This free public exhibition explores and visualises the outcomes from this design research and visioning for Broadmeadows.

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.

Vision: 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.

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July, 2010
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm  Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Location:  The Ericsson Administration Building
61 Riggall St, Corner of Blair & Riggall Streets
(enter via Blair Street)
Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Details: trudgeon@unimelb.edu.au (visit the website for transport details).

Presented by: Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Sponsored by: Sustainability Victoria, Hume City Council, and Photography Studies College

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