2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship finalists

2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship finalists


(Various voices) My vision for Sydney Thanks to rapid technological
innovation like large scale 3D printing, Sydney can unlearn urbanism. By pairing this with generative design, which
uses algorithms to create thousands of potential prototypes, we can push the limits of human
imagination and redefine what to expect from our city. Sydney’s residents will
become more connected than ever, but also more isolated. I think we should create ‘micropolises’,
urban villages consisting of residential high rises, vertical farms and public services
buildings to create a sense of community. Sydney needs a reliable and
plentiful supply of water. I think we should build public spaces incorporating
urban forests that retain, purify and recycle water. These green spaces will also support the wellbeing
of Sydney’s people. We need to incorporate
indigenous and migrant cultures into the city’s identity. In unnurtured areas, Sydney should develop
cultural hubs and community-orientated projects. Sydney is ready for a green
urban corridor. I imagine a city-long series of bike paths,
pedestrian walkways, parks and sporting facilities, situated along the light rail line, making
Sydney the perfect place to live and play. New disruptive technologies
such as robotics and AI can turn Sydney into a smart city, but first we need to attract
the brightest minds. I propose the development of an automated
underground carriage rail system to reduce congestion, and a cryptocurrency reward system
to encourage public transport use and reduce car emissions. Co-living, solar powered stackable complexes
can also tackle housing affordability. We need to look beyond the
CBD to cultivate Sydney’s future economic success. Imagine vibrant hubs throughout Sydney that
celebrate culture and diversity. These specialised hubs can be bolstered by
new infrastructure and transport links ensuring locals and international visitors enjoy every
part of Sydney.

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