Climate Change Resilience and Food Security

Supported By: 
City of Melbourne
Eligibility Criteria: 
Any hack that contributes to our understanding of how climate change may impact food security for the City of Melbourne

Climate change is resulting in more out of season, out of region extreme weather events,which not only impact on people's comfort and health, but can also result in breaks in the food supply chain (through the destruction of local crops, or the disruption of transit routes). In an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the City of Melbourne is encouraging residents in the CBD to move towards net zero emissions using a combination of energy efficiency, smart technology, and carbon offset measures. With Melbourne experiencing decreased rainfall, more severe and out of season weather events, and increased intensity and frequency of heatwaves, moves to adapt to, and preferably mitigate the effects of climate change are important. Residents of Melbourne rely on the production and import of fresh food from the surrounding regions, interstate, and overseas. It is important that the City develop some resilience against extreme weather events, strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure food security for the city's residents into the future. How can the City of Melbourne best demonstrate the linkages between climate change and food security (and utilise this to identify gaps or possible vulnerabilities)? Some Relevant Datasets: ­ CoMPASS ­ Emergency ­ Evacuation Centre ­ Foodprint Melbourne ­ Food Alliance's Foodbowl Project ­ Weather data (BoM) ­ Extreme weather events (BoM) ­ Zero net emissions report ­ Food access report ­ Urban Forest Project ­ Urban heat island effect data

Greening Space Victoria

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space Victoria is about using Melbourne Water land to create more green spaces in Victoria

Stemming off the Greening Space Melbourne, GS Victoria looks at how we can utilise the Melbourne Water land to increase environmental sustainability and accessibility. We look at how we can ‘green’ Victoria through using the Melbourne Water’s land to better facilitate biodiversity, land revegetation and community engagement.

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!


Greening Space Melbourne

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space maps unloved public spaces in the City of Melbourne to enable  the community to find spaces to grow and cultivate community gardens.

Greening Space aims to convert the concrete jungle into a greener and more open community space. We provide the public with a map overlaying Melbourne City Council and Melbourne water datasets on available spaces to grow food with trial environmental sensor readings data, to identify the best areas for growing particular plants, vegetables and flowers.

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