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Workshop outcomes from the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2008

The workshop that was presented at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation was titled “New Urban Food Businesses“, presented by Prof Chris Ryan, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab. This material for the workshop was based on the outcomes from the VEIL Hub and Studios work. VEIL works to bring public research and designers from public institutions (university design schools) into the conceptual market to provide a radical alternative set of visions of possibilities that extend beyond incremental change. The aim is to shape both consumer and producer expectations at the same time. The focus for this recent work was based around food. More information about this project can be found at http://www.ecoinnovationlab.com/pages/about.php. Those future visions are used to ‘seed’ ‘vision-driven’ projects for short-term development.

The audience was shown the images from the workshop (soon to be uploaded here) and asked to write a possible business name, description (what it does; how it works) and to provide a newspaper clipping – (Headline + one paragraph of text) or a poster advert for the business that related to the presented images. The outcomes from this workshop are below.

WORKSHOP RESPONSES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE CITIES ROUND TABLE – SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION, 12 AUGUST, 2008
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