Latrobe is facing a challenge to control its growth based on changing conditions in industry, economy and lifestyle. Fields of synergy give unique opportunity to create exclusive and outstanding future. It is a strategy for re-inventing, overlapping and mixing transiting territories. It generates development and creates space for improvement. Such areas combine nature, urban, production and resource fields together.
There is natural exchange of land, infrastructure, mobility, people, economic activities, water, energy and waste-products. Smart management of these fields allows preparing for the future changes, recovering overused territories and improving living environment of existing. Synergy is achieved by combining, re-using and cascading principles.
Latrobe 2050: new spin off economies are developed from the mining industry; community lifestyles become unique and variable; new flexible mobility connects region into one entity; new tactics for food production is applied; renewable energy takes over brown energy; region increases biodiversity; natural resources are smartly managed.
Type: Honourable mentioned in Transiting cities/ Low carbon futures design competition
Location: Latrobe city, Victoria, Australia
Territory size: 3000 ha
Client: RMIT University Melbourne
Team: Justina Muliuolytė, Tadas Jonauskis