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Friday, October 16, 2009

GREEN | LOCAL | SOCIAL
Built Environment students speculate on Sydney’s 2030 vision.


Sydney’s strategic plan for the transformation of its built environment, ‘Sustainable Sydney 2030: Green, Global, Connected’ is the basis for speculative design investigations in Newtown, Erskineville, Woolloomooloo and Green Square by Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Modelling students.


Working in collaboration with City of Sydney Council and drawing inspiration from each other as well as industry professionals, over 75 students in three differing program courses experienced what it was like to work on an urban design project, accommodating complex relational, environmental and social issues.


Design speculation allows students to examine the processes, places, and spatial contexts in which design visions for future urban development are shaped; how community concerns are considered; and, how built environment professionals translate those ideas into physical forms. In this examination students engaged with disciplinary and interdisciplinary investigations, collaborated through a design charette event, with their course learning complemented by the online educational platform Omnium.


A sample of design explorations generated by the students, installed as public artwork in the foyer of Sydney’s Town Hall House, contributes to imagining and contemplating future scenarios for sustainable urban living in the City of Sydney.


Course Leaders: Linda Corkery | Ann Quinlan | Dr John Barton
in association with Dijana Alic, Dr Angelique Edmonds, Liam Noble and Bart Maiorana.