The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) seeks to identify and promote emerging technical, social and organisational innovations that could form part of future sustainable systems. VEIL creates conditions to research, envision, innovate, create and test, ideas and concepts for sustainable, desirable and realisable products, services, built environments and lifestyles.
VEIL’s purpose is to change the landscape of expectations of a sustainable future and open-up the eco-innovation space in the Victorian economy.
One of their ongoing project is the Visions and Pathways 2040 which aims to explore and articulate visions, scenarios and pathways for a low carbon and resilient built environment in Australia. The project combines research with a range of creative engagement strategies to develop visions and scenarios for Australian cities in 2040.
Research focuses on the challenges and opportunities of moving to a ‘low carbon’ future and maintaining resilience in the face of a changing climate. Through its engagement program the project will gather stakeholder views of the dynamics of change and the possible future morphology of cities – their built infrastructure, systems of provision and lifestyles.