Foodprint Melbourne is a research project that investigates what grows in Melbourne’s city fringe foodbowl, the vulnerabilities in the city’s food supply and the importance of Melbourne’s foodbowl for a more resilient and sustainable food future for the city.
Visions and Pathways 2040
The project aims to develop visions and innovation and policy pathways for transforming Australian cities to achieve rapid decarbonisation and increased resilience in the face of climate change.
Future Cities Distributed Infrastructure project
The Future Cities Distributed Infrastructure Project is an innovative and integrated research program to envisage, design, plan and model post-carbon resilient futures and ‘adaptive-mitigation’ pathways for four selected local councils within Metropolitan Melbourne.
Urban agriculture’s role in resilient city food systems
With the help of citizen scientists and gardeners, this project is creating a new urban agriculture dataset. This dataset will allow urban agriculture to be looked at in the context of its role in cities and in food supply resilience, both now and into a climate change affected future.
Australian Food Supply Scenarios
An extension of a VEIL research scoping project completed in early 2011 (funded from a VicHealth Discovery Grant). This new two-year research project is ARC funded, with Deakin University (lead) VEIL, CSIRO and ANU.
Visions of Resilience
Design-led Transformation for Climate Extremes. Climate change is re-writing the record book on weather extremes and local communities face the brunt of these impacts.
This projects aims to investigate the feasibility of ‘closing the loop’ for food and human waste and energy production through the use of anaerobic digestion in Melbourne and the potential to partially de-centralise waste management and energy generation.