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Resilient urban systems:
a socio-technical study of community scale climate change adaptation initiatives
4. Results
This section describes the results of the three main data collections phases of this research, and provides
the context and foundation for the subsequent analyses and final project outcomes.
A summary of the case study selection process in Section 4.1 is followed by a description of the two sites
and their systems (Section 4.2). Sections 4.3 and 4.4 present the high-level outcomes of the householder
and stakeholder interviews respectively, with reference to the original objectives of these phases. More
detailed and integrated analyses of these data contributed to the discussions of the broader theme of
resilience, and the formulation of key project findings and preliminary criteria (Section 5 and 6).
Innovative energy and water systems in Victoria
Phase 1 research led to the compilation of data on 31 alternative systems in Victoria. However, the majority
of submitted projects were either:
• Non-household (related to either business or public-space/amenities)
• Single-household
• Demonstration sites
• A concept or product still in development or seeking support trial.
Furthermore, most were not operational and not expected to be so for at least a year. It should be
noted that many of these projects might be worthy of follow-up in relation to future research in this area.
Through the project reference group, the two pilot projects selected for further study – Aurora Residential
Development and WestWyck Village – showcased respective examples of a development-led and a
community-led response.
Aurora, the development-led project, serves 8000 households in the outer Melbourne suburb of Epping.
WestWyck Village is a community-led project serving 12 households in the inner Melbourne suburb of West
Brunswick. These contrasting projects provided an opportunity to explore system examples at different ends
of the spectrum in terms of nature, size and system ownership. A more detailed account of the methods
and outcomes of Phase 1 is available from the project website:
4.2 Details of case studies
Aurora is an urban development in Epping North, on the northern fringe of Melbourne’s suburbs (Figure
4). Aurora was launched in 2006 and is due for completion around 2025-2030. When completed, the
development will house over 8000 allotments and around 25000 people (VicUrban, 2011).