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  • Boxing Day 2040: William’s story

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  • Mobility: a vision of Sydney in 2040

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  • Transport-modes-2014-VP-Sydney-Varady05

    The transport system is multi-modal. People walk or cycle for short distances. Medium distance trips are done by shared electric cars and light rail. Heavy rail is for large trips which links districts and cities and states are connected with very fast train.

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    City support systems are integrated in 2040. Thermal energy, for district heating and cooling, is transferred alongside the electric bus and cycle super highway. There is a ribbon of urban farms along the highway and run-off storm water is collected and fed to these farms. You can collect your food from these farms on the way from work to home at collection points or hire an electric delivery van to drop it off to your place of choice. There’s heavy rail connecting districts which runs through the former cross-city car tunnel.

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    As a result of the neighourhood change that took place between 2014 and 2040, the streets were transformed too. Front fences came down allowing for community gardens and shared spaces where neighbours socialise together along the street. There are solar-powered barbeques in communal hubs for the enjoyment of all neighbours. The street is covered with tree canopy as a protection from heat and solar radiation.

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    As a result of the neighourhood change that took place between 2014 and 2040, houses were transformed too. Dwellings were extended (usually upwards) and converted to multi-occupancy. Front fences came down and front yards became shared spaces extending out to the edges of the cycle super-highway. Neighbours socialize together in these shared spaces especially in hot days. Some garages were transformed into cafes or hubs for sharing tools etc. There is a great vibrancy on the street. Electric cars are use the street only when necessary and children play together without safety concerns. Water is harvested by bioponds, trees form a protective canopy and photo-voltaic units on every house feed the generated power into the grid.

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  • neighbourhood-change-2014-VP-Sydney-Varady01

    In 2040 there is a third type of space, i.e. the shared space, in addition to public and private space. The concept of shared space emerged by people starting to pull down the fences of their front yards and offering their neighbours access and use of their private property. Gradually similar approaches were adopted by others and spread across neighbourhoods. Shared spaces became the preferred areas for neighbours to socialize together and to productively use the shared land.

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    In 2040 Sydney wins the award for “The Most Innovative City” as a result of redefining what suburbia is: distributed yet both internally and externally well-connected resilient, low-carbon communities.

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    Sydney Harbour Bridge has been transformed from a highway allocated to cars to a bridge prioritizing public transport, cycling. Across the bridge there is heavy rail connecting Sydney with other New South Wales districts, electric bus connecting central Sydney with suburbs and a cycling super highway. The bridge is also a social hub with urban gardens on the side. The bridge looks spectacular at night lit up with LED lights using solar energy collected from the bridge structure. The bridge is a popular social spot at night with people walking between the gardens.

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    Sydney Harbour Bridge has been transformed from a highway allocated to cars to a bridge prioritizing public transport and cycling. Across the bridge there is heavy rail connecting Sydney with other districts, electric bus connecting central Sydney with suburbs and a cycling super highway. The bridge is also a social hub with urban gardens on the side, most run as small businesses. People enjoy a walk across the bridge by the gardens watching the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. The bridge is painted with photo-voltaic paint collecting solar energy.

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    To combat urban sprawl and to deal with greatly extended heat-waves in summer, Melbourne is making more use of its underground ‘regions’ in 2040.

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    High speed trains link Australian cities in 2040, negating the need to fly for business travel.

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    By 2040, renewable technology is mainstream in Melbourne. This renewable energy hub facilitates wind and solar power generation.

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  • system-diversity-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan.04

    In 2040, greater system resilience - such as energy system resilience - has been created through diversity of supply and related redundancy.

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    By 2040, all Melbourne residents have wholeheartedly embraced renewable energy.

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    Melbourne’s elderly people are independent and mobile in 2040, thanks to assistive technology. There is more emphasis on community living. 

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    In 2040, an advanced manufacturing precinct in the Western suburbs of Melbourne produces complete products and associated technologies that are used in the new energy economy such as advanced batteries. Businesses operating within this precinct operate according to an ‘urban circular economy’ philosophy, recycling and repurposing waste streams locally. Advanced manufacturing precincts and associated new uses for trades provide high skilled jobs, ensuring a diversified economy with a mix of service industries and manufacturing. The diversity of systems and greater redundancy build the necessary climate resilience to cope with a harsher, hotter and more extreme climate.

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    Formerly a retail shopping strip, High Street provides Melbournians with access to a wide range of energy-related services in 2040. This includes energy finance, zero-carbon energy installation and maintenance and repairs businesses and other low-carbon food and restaurant services. Spaces formerly dedicated to cars are used by the highly culturally diverse local community for fresh food markets, other public markets, expanded cycling infrastructure and public transport. Businesses like the Energy Café assist a highly “energy-literate” population to minimise the greenhouse gas emissions and energy use that are embedded in everyday consumption.

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    By 2040, food is being produced in the city and suburbs. Melbourne’s inner north west is now considered a food hub, providing employment and fresh food with low-food miles to local residents.

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    An IPCC Working Group on “zero-carbon ecosystems” meets in Melbourne in 2040 to discuss the best-practices that the city has adopted. The Working Group is surveying the increased urban density and reviewing how this was achieved, more polycentric urban systems, and energy literacy programs, amongst many other features and programs. Additional key themes for the upcoming report are visible on the window-screens, including: individual carbon quotas, bipartisanship on energy policy, community energy provider cooperation, and “wish list” items such as energy literacy programs in schools and getting rid of the peaks in the energy system.

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  • Emergency-break-glass-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan.06

    Petroleum has become so scarce and expensive by 2040, that Melbourne residents would only use it in an emergency.

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    Tourists visiting Melbourne in 2040 enjoy a gondola ride. This sustainable form of transport is an ideal way to view the Docklands area.

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  • Cool-City-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan.03

    By 2040, Melbourne has found innovative ways to cool the city by harnessing solar power.

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  • Geocycle-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan.13

    A circular energy economy; all energy is to valuable to waste as heat to the atmosphere.

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    For many people the only face time is face-to-face; the balance between virtual social networks and 'real-here-now' contact has shifted.

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    In Melbourne 2040, energy generation and preservation is taught at school.

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    A circular energy economy; all energy is to valuable to waste as heat to the atmosphere.

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    By 2040, Melbourne can “grow its own” energy through the use of solar and wind technologies. In this way, Melbourne has avoided the “energy poverty” suffered by less resilient, innovative cities.

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  • Energy-generator-house-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan.11

    This residential home in 2040 generates its own energy from wind and solar. The house harvests rainwater and uses blinds and a ‘green roof’ to regulate its temperature. The residential vehicle is electric.

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  • connectivity-appliances-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan12

    Smart household appliances have become mainstream in Melbourne by 2040. This kettle knows that as only one person requires a beverage it should only heat 250ml of water, resulting in reduced energy consumption. 

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  • energy-feedback-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan07

    Energy consumption is closely monitored in 2040, and this data informs strategic decisions about the prioritization of energy supply. This creates a more resilient city, especially in the case of climate shocks.

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  • Aligned-capital-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan01

    In Melbourne 2040, we have broadened our focus from ‘economic capital’ to include social, cultural and ecological forms of capital.

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  • Energy-Barter-Economy-2014-VP-Mel-Varadarajan08

    In Melbourne 2040, residents trade energy with each other. For example, a household with solar panels may share / swap their excess energy with neighbours.

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    Much of the new architectural and urban design focuses on creating an accessible urban realm that integrates with private spaces to create a safe and sustainable environment. New building types mix transport spaces with public park spaces and active transport zones. Productive zones focused on water food and energy are integrated into residential and business zones in ways that are designed to enhance the quality of the experience of the public and private realms. Elizabeth Street has been returned to a creek that flows with monsoonal rains and dries up in droughts.

    As Victoria’s population grows so does the percentage of the population living in cities. Existing high rise towers have new external shading to the north and west in particular. New skyscrapers abound and they present a diverse range of sustainable architectural design. Green walls and green roofs are deployed to reduce heat island effect. Vertical productive landscapes are integrated into many of the buildings to supply locally grown food to the city. Wind turbines on the roofs of buildings now shape new buildings in sculptural but aerodynamically efficient ways.

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    As Victoria’s population grows so does the percentage of the population living in cities. Existing high rise towers have new external shading to the north and west in particular. New skyscrapers abound and they present a diverse range of sustainable architectural design strategies. Green walls and green roofs are deployed to reduce heat island effect. Vertical productive landscapes are integrated into many of the buildings to supply locally grown food to the city. Wind turbines are deployed on the roofs of many buildings and wind capture and ventilation enhancement strategies now shape new buildings in sculptural but aerodynamically efficient ways.

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    Melbourne's tennis precinct has a vast multi level ‘Cool Zone’ below the adjacent river - a repurposing of the old car tunnel under the Yarra. Above, the city is constantly monitored for the consumption and production of resources; water, food, energy etc. This information is available via big public screens and via personal apps on peoples smart phones and smart watches. Creating a dynamic information feedback network both provides citizens with a sense of their collective achievement in maintaining a sustainable city and warns them of impending weather extremes and dangers.

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    Melbourne's tennis precinct has a vast multi level ‘Cool Zone’ below the adjacent river - a repurposing of the old car tunnel under the Yarra. This space is well lit by a matrix of Bio Dome light amplifiers apparently floating on the river. This ‘Cool Zone’ is the perfect place to escape the ever rising summer temperatures that occur in Melbourne due to climate change. These spaces have been planned as a large underground civic plaza, available for individual relaxation and for gatherings and events. These include concerts, municipal celebrations and dance parties. Below this civic zone the rail system runs deep underground.

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  • VEIL_M pt 7 public footprint 2
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  • VEIL_M pt 6 business evolution 2
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  • VEIL_M pt 4 smart travel 2

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  • VEIL_M pt 2 timebank 2

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  • VEIL_M pt 1 smart products 2

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  • neighbourhood-energy-monitoring-2014-VP-Sydney-CP05

    Real-time energy usage and carbon footprint monitoring for each community is freely available to everyone. People can read their community’s energy and carbon performance as well as that of their neighbours. Feedback and learning new ways to be more energy and carbon efficient, as well as having pride in the ecological performance of one’s community, is a standard part of culture.

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  • neighbourhood-change-2014-VP-Sydney-CP04

    Suburbs have an open, communal spirit. The areas in front of our homes are shared community spaces where gardens flourish and people can easily gather and meet. The back spaces of homes are also no longer fenced, providing easy access between dwellings and sharing of resources and micro-farming.

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  • neighbourhood change-2014-VP-Sydney-CP03

    Dwellings use space efficiently, including the space opened up by the reduced use of car ownership. Garages and other unused space such as roof lofts have been converted into new, separate places for living, working and retailing. Houses are often subdivided and are highly energy efficient. Community living is based around well-sized, comfortable and lively places.

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  • neighbourhood-change-2014-VP-Sydney-CP01

    Suburbs are no longer just a myriad of introverted cul-de-sacs. They are strongly inter-connected with pedestrian-orientated streets that promote a community-based culture. Streets and areas within our suburbs are differentiated with more shared ways for people, bicycles and shared-vehicles which are clearly differentiated from those for through-transport.

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  • community-school-hubs-2014-VP-Sydney-CP06

    Schools are important hubs for the community, providing services and space for all of its members. The use of the schools and the surrounding space and facilities varies with the time-of-day and time-of-year. Activities and services include child daycare, adult education and intergenerational learning, libraries, business centres, environmental showplaces, green energy generation, sports and fitness, health centres, cafes and local food produce, and cool retreats.

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  • community-logistics-2014-VP-Sydney-CP02

    A sharing and exchange culture in communities is enabled by information technology such as online brokering services where people can list and exchange needs, skills and capacities. Sustainable options, for any situation, are available from “Low Carbon” Broker Apps which help minimise community carbon use. People post requests, such as moving furniture across the city, to which other community members can respond.

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  • Royal-Parade-2014-VP-Mel-AG01

    Cycling takes priority in this streetscape of Melbourne 2040. Bicycle lanes are widened to encompass the road and, while cars still exist, they are considered a form of public transport. They are smaller, solar powered and used communally. Food is grown in garden beds to reduce ‘food miles’ and the tram continues to be an integral part of the city’s transport.

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  • Contribution-index-2014-VP-Mel-AG03

    In 2040, a Melbourne resident checks her and her community's ‘contribution index’. Similar to contemporary fitness monitors worn on the wrist, the ‘contribution index’ gives the woman an up-to-date reading of her contribution to the city as well as how her community is performing. This contribution could be measured in terms of her/their energy generation, water consumption, participation in recycling or perhaps, contribution to caring for other community members. Her 'community could be a social network or the residents in her neighbourhood.

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  • Bike-hwy-2014-VP-Mel-AG02

    This image shows a Melbourne train station in 2040, next to an elevated cycling highway. The drones in the sky are part of a delivery system, in which post and other goods are distributed.

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  • Melbourne-waterways-2014-VP-Mel-SC01

    The central north bank of the river is home to the renovated Flinders Street Station, the final design being an amalgam of the winning entry and the Peoples Choice winner. Efficient transport design is combined with a large green public garden space, creating an urban garden space in the heart of Melbourne. Lawns, a swimming pool and shaded walking paths contribute to the public amenity.

    The Elizabeth Street river flows out underneath this park to create a decorative recreational waterfall at the Yarra Rivers edge. Adjacent to this are a series of pleasure docks housing boating and water sports equipment for hire. 

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  • Melbourne-2040-2014-VP-Mel-SC10

    Melbourne central business district operates as an integrated network of interconnected sustainable systems. The city has been extensively greened to reduce heat island effect and to create comfortable and attractive walking and cycling zones and paths. Principle urban connections are made through active transport. Additional bridges connecting the north and south banks of the Yarra River are all dedicated to walking and cycling. The Yarra River, now no longer subject to polluted water runoff has been returned to a pristine state, suitable for swimming even though it still retains its characteristic brown colour.   

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  • city-transformation-2014-VP-Mel-SC07

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  • city-transformation-2014-VP-Mel-SC06

    As Victoria’s population grows so does the percentage of the population living in cities. Existing high rise towers have new external shading to the north and west in particular. New skyscrapers abound and they present a diverse range of sustainable architectural design strategies. Green walls and green roofs are deployed to reduce heat island effect. Vertical productive landscapes are integrated into many of the buildings to supply locally grown food to the city. Wind turbines are deployed on the roofs of many buildings and wind capture and ventilation enhancement strategies now shape new buildings in sculptural but aerodynamically efficient ways.

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  • biodomes-2014-VP-Mel-SC03

    Melbourne’s public transport network is focused of broad accessibility and a highly sustainable footprint. Solar photovoltaic panels are integrated into all of the transit stop canopies. Bike tracks and walking paths are upgraded and extended. The experience of using these is a design priority. They are safe and attractive. Additional greenery is introduced. The Yarra river has become a significant transport corridor and site for new green industries and ventures. Bio-domes float on the river as places for winter food growing.

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  • underground-houses-2014-VP-Mel-JG14

    The radical concept of 'burrowing' and building houses underground is mainstream by 2040. This Melbourne suburb consists of underground houses that escape extremes of heat and bushfires on the urban fringe. The backyard is now the 'top yard', and is used for recreation, food production and natural habitats. This provides protection, a decrease in energy costs and a greater connection with the natural environment. 

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  • underground-houses-2014-VP-Mel-JG13

    The radical concept of 'burrowing' and building houses underground is mainstream by 2040. This Melbourne house is underground to escape extremes of heat and bushfires on the urban fringe. The backyard is now the 'top yard', and is used for recreation, food production and natural habitats. This provides protection, a decrease in energy costs and a greater connection with the natural environment. 

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  • transport-reclaimed-land-2014-VP-Mel-JG10

    In 2040, railways are unable to cope with the heat so are shaded with massive canopies. These lightweight structures collect energy and water, and can be adjusted for sun, seasons and extreme climate days. The surrounding areas have become green spaces and used for food production.

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  • shared-backyards-2014-VP-Mel-JG12

    There is less emphasis on owning a private backyard in 2040, and Melbourne residents are now accustomed to shared backyards. New housing estates are designed to facilitate the sharing of food production, waste water, green spaces and household items (ie. a tool library).

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  • shared-backyards-2014-VP-Mel-JG11

    There is less emphasis on owning a private backyard in 2040, and Melbourne residents work together to maintain communal land. Private houses have decreased in size and a change in value systems means that residents are conscious of waste, and believe in quality over quantity. New types of employment have emerged, such as the 'urban agriculturalist' who maintains such communal spaces.

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  • reclaimed-land-freeway-2014-VP-Mel-JG08

    In 2040, railways are unable to cope with the heat so are shaded with massive canopies. The surrounding areas have become green spaces and used for food production.

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  • reclaimed-land-2014-VP-Mel-JG09

    In 2040, there are fewer roads for private car use. Roads are reclaimed for green spaces and for growing food. Public land is increasingly used for food production, shade and recreation.

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  • reclaimed-building-2014-VP-Mel-JG07

    By 2040, some buildings in Melbourne had been abandoned due to heat and their excessive running costs during climate extremes. These buildings are being repurposed as urban greenhouses.

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  • Productive-reclaimed-space-2014-VP-Mel-JG05

    The land under raised freeways is used for shade in extreme climate events in 2040. Storm water systems are re-designed for transport, food production, aquaponics, vegetation watering and recreation. 

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  • Productive-balcony-2014-VP-Mel-JG02

    In 2040, residents of Melbourne use their balconies for food production. It is mandated that all balconies must be fitted with taps and drains.

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  • local-shopping-2014-VP-Mel-JG16

    Village clusters have their own shops in Melbourne 2040, along with their own localised hospitals, employment, schools and self-contained water and food production. Supermarkets do not disappear but incorporate local produce. Technology improves the flow of information and introduces new models of communication and transparency. For example, an ap informs residents which local trees have fruit available for picking. Data tags enable consumers to access life cycle and impact information about products, before they buy them.

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  • Living-Buildings-green-2014-VP-Mel-JG03

    A breeze blows through and cools buildings in Melbourne 2040. Buildings are living systems and use vegetation as permeable 'skins'. 

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  • Living-Buildings-2014-VP-Mel-JG01

    In Melbourne 2040, buildings are living systems. Stormwater is collected and stored under buildings, parks and under kerbs. Stored water is used as thermal storage. The top of the building captures water, light and energy. Nutrients are reclaimed from human waste with high-tech composting toilets.  

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  • Living-Building-inside-2014-VP-Mel-JG04

    In Melbourne 2040, buildings are living systems. This building is a shade structure with a vegetation 'skin' which reduces energy consumption and heat-island effect. Buildings are used as gardens and for producing food. 

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  • food-diversity-2014-VP-Mel-JG15

    In Melbourne 2040, increased cultural diversity brings greater diversity of produce. In this picture, climate refugees from the pacific are growing tropical plants such as bananas and taros. These plants grow well in Melbourne's new climate.

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  • farming-diversity-2014-VP-Mel-JG06

    In Melbourne 2040, technology has transformed farming. Genetic modifications, drones, GPS, automated long distance transport, nanotechnology and 3D protein printing have made farming more efficient. Meat consumption has decreased, and greater importance is placed on meat being ethical, free-range, sustainable and high quality. New protein sources such as rabbits, grubs, eels, kangaroo, insects, camels, crocodiles, frogs and yabbies are mainstream. Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong endorses Yarra Valley Coldstream Crickets.

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  • train-underground-2014-VP-Mel-SC09

    In Melbourne 2040, a fast rail network buried deep underground links Melbourne and Sydney.

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  • river-life-2014-VP-Mel-SC05

    The South Bank district has been heavily planted to address the urban heat island effect. It has become a site for many different scales of urban agriculture, some commercial and some community run. Aquaponic farms are located on the river edge along with the introduction of terraced farming. The bridges crossing the river provide pedestrian connection and new ways to experience the city environment, passing between vertical gardens and through new green towers. River traffic has greatly increased and it is all electric or hybrid to prevent any pollution of the water. While the density of building around the river has greatly increased the net effect is of a more natural bucolic environment.

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  • Living-Roads-Glebe-2014-VP-Sydney-AQ05

    In Glebe, in the Inner West of Sydney, the Living Road has helped revitalize a community that was lifeless and where much of the street space had been used for car parking. Now with Living Roads, the street is a public plaza with many residents having converted their living spaces into offices, cafes and other small business. The street is a place of collective pride and play. People are comfortable having BBQs and social gatherings in the street.

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  • Living-Roads-Auburn-2014-VP-Sydney-AQ04

    In Auburn in the middle west of Sydney, the Living Road has helped encourage the removal of front fences along with the social barriers associated with them. Green spaces are connected with wild grass and hobby farms/gardens flourish. People are comfortable walking down the streets, as ultimately, these are streets of the people, by the people, for the people.

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  • Living-Roads-Penrith-2014-VP-Sydney-AQ03

    In Penrith in the Outer West, the construction of Living Roads has helped revitalize the community. With the old conventional ‘dead’ road, a typical Penrith street displayed little human activity, garages were closed off and there was unused green spaces. Today, the Living Road has encouraged greater community engagement and more people are comfortable with planting gardens on their front lawns. Walking and cycling are prevalent. The road has its own artificial intelligence which directs traffic, and traffic lights and power-lines have been removed. People occupy the street with complete comfort and safety because the road monitors and direct the minimal amount of vehicle traffic. Many people work from home and at lunch time people often tend to their gardens and crops.

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  • Living-Roads-Process-2014-VP-Sydney-AQ02

    The construction of a Living Road consists in laying down a number of different components. On an existing, ‘dead’, road, a layer of recyclable aggregate base is first deposited. Next is placed a calcium-based material that provides a resilient substructure for the road that also helps filter storm water. Above this is a rapid-prototyped technological layer that provides the Wi-Fi and electricity distribution hardware for the Living Road. It is very cheap and can be made by any 3D printer. Above this comes the ‘living’ layer - photosynthetic material that is highly robust and self healing. Once built, the Living Road is handed over to the community who take stewardship in sustaining it.

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  • Living-Roads-2014-VP-Sydney-AQ01

    The national Living Roads project has invested in building Living or Smart Roads in our cities. At its simplest level, a Living Road takes in sunlight and uses the energy to power a hi-speed Wi-Fi network and provide electricity for homes. The Living Road comprises a number of different layers and is a hybridization of biological and technological systems.

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  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group meeting, Melbourne, 2040 IPCC Group meeting
    An IPCC Working Group on “zero-carbon ecosystems” meets in Melbourne to discuss the best-practices that the city has adopted. The Working Group is surveying the increased urban density and reviewing how this was achieved, more polycentric urban systems, and energy literacy programs, amongst many other features and programs. Additional key themes for the upcoming report are projected onto the window, including: individual carbon quotas, bipartisanship on energy policy, community energy provider cooperation, and “wish list” items such as energy literacy programs in schools and getting rid of the peaks in the energy system.
  • Western manufacturing precinct, Melbourne
    An advanced manufacturing precinct in the Western suburbs of Melbourne produces complete products and associated technologies that are used in the new energy economy such as advanced batteries. Businesses operating within this precinct operate according to an ‘urban circular economy’ philosophy, recycling and repurposing waste streams locally. Advanced manufacturing precincts and associated new uses for trades provide high skilled jobs, ensuring a diversified economy with a mix of service industries and manufacturing. The diversity of systems and greater redundancy build the necessary climate resilience to cope with a harsher, hotter and more extreme climate.