The Urban Wild — Speculative Design
Student Work, October 2017
The Urban Wild is a collaborative design research project speculating the design of the future city of Badgerys Creek. It was inspired by the following quote from Jess Miller — Deputy Mayor of the City of Sydney — in her imagination of Sydney in 2037. As Badgerys Creek City is currently nonexistent, this project speculated how we could explore its potential to be an urban forest, fulfilling Jess Miller’s utopian vision.
While many plant species haven't adapted to the new climate conditions, the large fig trees lining the streets were protected and those planted 20 years ago are flourishing. Our urban forest helps to purify the air, cool the city and provides respite for the community. The view from above the city is very different. We've recognised the value of all of our spaces and rooftops are covered with gardens, play spaces, or solar panels. New species of birds have returned to the high-density urban environment.
— Jess Miller, Deputy Mayor of the City of Sydney 2017