HOW CAN WE RETHINK, REGENERATE, REBRAND, REWORK, REACTIVATE CITIES DOMINATED BY SINGULAR ECONOMIES FOR A VIBRANT AND INNOVATIVE FUTURE?
Latrobe as a network city, Low Carbon Futures, An Integrated Vision!
Produce intelligent innovative short and long-term transition strategies for an adaptive and vibrant regional centre. Consider Latrobe city as a network of smaller townships which are individual and unique. Develop an integrated vision for social, economic, environmental and infrastructural design outcomes. Consider how to transform the region into an innovative hub for low carbon solutions. Design strategies for new sustainable and alternative economies for the region. Rethink the region as a self sustainable centre that seeks opportunities for increased export. Rethink the region’s productive landscape and consider how it can transition into new types of production to benefit the community.
REGENERATE The Regional Landscape, the Local Economy, Through Community Building!
Be regionally opportunistic through a consideration of its qualities. Design opportunities for a diverse range of micro to macro economies Develop strategies to generate an intensive, positive and connected community.
REBRAND New, Innovative and Alternative Cities of the Near Future, Strengthen Identity!
Design a transition strategy which produces an innovative city, an integrated city, a low carbon/sustainable city and a community city. Design possible futures for growth and adaptation that considers the rehabilitated of mines, associated infrastructures and the townships that are dependent on their futures. Consider how the region could be a new iconic regional cultural hub. Design opportunities for Latrobe to be considered as an innovative eco and adaptive regional city.
REWORK Rehabilitated Mines, Redundant Infrastructures, Multiple Cultural Hubs of a Local Productions
Develop adaptive solutions for the existing 20th century industrial landscape, for a 21st century innovation. Re-work existing mine infrastructures, streetscapes and low income housing. Enhance the profile of local productions; cultural, intellectual, agricultural, industrial etc. Develop strategies for considering the network of townships as multiple cultural hubs. Re-imagine, re-work and re-trofit redundant infrastructures or depressed landscapes.
REACTIVATE Celebrate the Past , Intensify Town Centres!
Revitilise, revamp, the experience of the multiple town centres Design opportunities where the regions industrial past can be utilised to build and strengthen its future. Consider growth strategies which intensify town centres. Design opportunities for existing transportation systems to be considered as an integrated network connecting multiple town centres through diverse modes Design to strengthen existing ecologies and landscapes
Transiting Cities is an international design ideas competition and it is open to everyone. Participating teams can have one or more members. Projects can be real or speculative proposals. Proposals need not be generated exclusively for this competition but reworked to demonstrate how they can be applied to the site of the competition.
FIRST PRIZE: $15,000 AUD CASH PRIZE
SECOND PRIZE: $3,500 AUD CASH PRIZE
STUDENT PRIZE: $2,500 AUD CASH PRIZE
Early Bird Registration $75.00 (Before Monday 29 October, 2012)
Late Registration $90.00 (Tuesday 27 November, 2012)