Urban Futures Competition winners from 2011.
First prize, 2011
Epping Secondary College
Grant focuses on mass transit systems, and in particular the important issue of passenger amenity.
He highlights the disincentive to use public transport that results from poorly designed and maintained public facilities.
Grant proposes urban design solutions that create public transport waiting areas that are welcoming and interesting, as well as being functional.
Second place, 2011
MacRobertson Girls High School
Mizna examines the issue of green roofing in urban contexts.
She highlights the social and environmental benefits they provide, including storm water reduction; reduced urban heat island effects; and amenity; and argues for more extensive use of green roofs in cities.
Third place, 2011
Stephanie Gowans and Cody James
St Leonard's College
Stephanie and Cody focus on the issues of rising electricity consumption and its impact on climate change.
They argued for an increased government focus on sustainable energy sources; but also the need for behaviour change in our use of electricity.