Gallery: Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-...

 
Parallax Landscape, an urban design collaborative, recently was named winner of the Transiting Cities design competition, sponsored by the Office of Urban Transportation Research (OUTR) at RMIT, a university in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Transiting Cities challenged urban designers around the world to re-imagine a low-carbon future for Latrobe City and the surrounding region. Latrobe has long been dominated by coal-fired electrical generation, but that high-carbon character is slated to disappear by 2030 as Australia transitions to a cleaner economy. Called Reassembling Flows, the winning design “aims to change this paradigm by repurposing existing infrastructures, optimizing resource utilization, and structurally integrating ecosystem services into design processes across multiple scales,” according to Parallax Landscape's presentation.

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