Retrofitting the Suburbs: upcoming VEIL Hub

What happens when a forward-thinking council shares its expertise with design students?

Last Thursday, August 6, VEIL and the Sustainable Landscapes studio (University of Melbourne), led by Dr Sidh Sintusingha, met with staff from Hume City Council in Broadmeadows.  The Councils’ urban designers, transport planners, environmental officers and development officers spent most of the day sharing their expertise with the students and outlining their hopes for the future of the area.

The Sustainable Landscapes studio is the first foray into research for an upcoming VEIL Hub, which will focus on retrofitting existing Melbourne suburbs for sustainability and resilience. The Hub, planned for later this year, will draw on the knowledge developed over the last three years of the VEIL project, in particular the EBD Eco-City exploration, which continues inform ongoing studios.

Details of the Hub will be finalised soon.