Equity & Scarcity

Scarcity and Creativity

Across Europe this fascinating project investigating the links between scarcity and creativity is going on at the moment. Running in London Vienna, Oslo and Reykjavik Scibe is uncovering how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of architects and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future.

One of the most promising opportunities in the light of scarcity is re-using or repurposing existing infrastructure resources to better cater for a broader range of uses.

Its not hard to envisage road medians and verges environmental sinks, or roads as active transport and dedicated rapid transit corridors. So what of freeways down the edge of well loved rivers we might well ask…

Are the northern banks of the Yarra destined for remodelling to allow East Richmond and Cremorne a waterside address?

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