Poster Exhibition at The Sustainable Cities Round Table

The projects done for the Campaign Projects 2008 are to be exhibited at the The Sustainable Cities Round Table this wednesdy at 6 PM. Be there for a chat. Some of the studenst will be there to talk about their projects.

The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities
Village Roadshow Theatrette, The State Library of Victoria
6-8pm, Wednesday12 November 2008

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Devaux Cars

David Clash a graduate of RMIT – Industrial Design makes these cars!

What will the car of the future look like?

Imagine this: Sometime in the future – private ownership of cars may be curtailed.

Car will then be shared but not owned. This will fundamentally change the way companies think of and develop cars. Cars will not be seen as possessions but as modes of transport. Cars will in short be PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

What then will these cars look like? Do post your ideas and discussion points. I would be very keen to hear what you think.

Volkswagen 2028

Volkswagen 2028 > Volkswagen Company > Volkswagen Company > Volkswagen Australia

The cars of the future: innovations are coming
Cars won’t be able to fly in the year 2028, but we’ll experience vehicles that communicate with traffic lights and other vehicles, that you can control using words and that have the necessary intelligence to find a free parking space and park in it automatically without a driver. You’ll be able to change the colours and forms of your custom-made car at any time. We’re looking at new drive concepts so that we can make the vision of emission-free cars a reality as soon as possible. Be inspired by functions that are both innovative and useful.

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Nissan Denki Electric Cube – NY Auto Show

The CUBE Nissan Denki(Electric)

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Cars that avoid collisions

YouTube – World Tech Update

n this week’s show: We take Nissan’s high-tech cars for a spin, Steve Jobs grills employees over MobileMe, riding Toyota’s robotic transporter, new rules for gadgets at U.S. ports and news on upco…

Petrol Prices and Social divide

Social gap widens from outer to inner Melbourne |

SUBURBIA is bearing the brunt of rising fuel prices and extreme mortgage stress, a major study of Australian cities has found.

Governments must step in to provide outer suburbs with better public transport or risk extreme social breakdown, it warned.

The report, Unsettling Suburbia, for the first time combines the 2006 census figures on car use, mortgage levels and income.

Outer suburban households are under the greatest stress from petrol prices and mortgage levels as a percentage of income, according to the Griffith University’s urban planning unit report.

Melbourne’s outer suburbs were far more vulnerable to rising fuel prices than the middle and inner suburbs, it warned.

“The households that will have the greatest (problem) coping with higher transport and housing costs are among those with the least resources and weakest access to local infrastructure,” authors Jago Dodson and Neil Sipe said.

They warn of a greater social divide between inner Melbourne, which has better access to public transport, and outer suburbs where residents have little option but to drive.