Urban Futures Competition winners and their entries.
First prize, 2016
De La Salle College
Declan examines efficiency and capacity issues on our public transport system. He highlights the issue caused by vast car parks at regional stations: encouraging car use; exacerbating congestion on local roads; creating uninviting and unsafe places; and failing to capitalise on well-located land for uses such as higher density housing or town centres.
Declan proposes improved feeder buses and bike paths to encourage more sustainable mixed mode travel.
Second prize, 2016
Using the example of Geelong, Tyler focuses on the impact that large commercial retail centres have on traditional retail shopping precincts. With 87 shops vacant in the Geelong CBD, Tyler calls for a CBD revitalisation program similar to the ‘postcode 3000’ program used in Melbourne.
To revitalise this important area of Geelong, Tyler identifies a range of possible initiatives including increased housing, better public transport and improved recreational facilities.
Third prize, 2016
Stephanie focuses on the issue of solar access in cities. She highlights the importance of solar access for human wellbeing and the impact of increased higher density development on solar access in cities.
Stephanie argues that the development of cities needs to take better account of solar access, and that higher density areas need to incorporate more green and open spaces, with good solar access to provide for wellbeing and mental health.
Fourth prize, 2016
Clarence looks at the challenge of accommodating large population growth in cities. He argues for increasing urban density over continued urban sprawl, to limit impact on non-urban areas, reduce infrastructure costs, and improve proximity of dwellings to jobs.
Clarence draws on the example of water front redevelopment in Dalian, China to demonstrate the significant potential of large scale redevelopment projects in accommodating urban growth.
Urban Futures Competition winners from 2015.
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Urban Futures Competition winners from 2013.
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Urban Futures Competition winners from 2010.
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