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Tag: Water Sensitive Urban Design

Many regional towns on the east coast of Australia, including the NSW Northern Rivers town of Lismore, were flooded after Cyclone Debbie hit in early 2017, causing significant damage.
Practice | Rob Roggema | 20 Nov 2017

Design before disaster

As we face a future of more frequent and severe weather events due to climate change, we need to start redesigning our towns and regional cities to better cope with shock events.

Turning an urban drain into a living stream opens up a world of possibilities.
Practice | Zoe Myers | 19 Sep 2017

More than just drains: Recreating living streams through the suburbs

Lot sizes and backyards are shrinking in Australia at the same time as building density is increasing. So we cannot afford to overlook the potential of existing – but neglected – spaces in our suburbs, like drains.

Hassett Park by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture.
Places | 22 Jun 2017

Hassett Park

Hassett Park by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture (JILA) is an urban park in Canberra that celebrates hydrological systems and a wild aesthetic.

The draft Parramatta Civic Link Urban Park by Aspect Studios and SJB.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 26 Apr 2017

Green civic link planned for Parramatta

An ambitious ‘civic spine’ is planned for central Parramatta that will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.

Little Cove Bay public realm by McGregor Coxall with Hill Thalis Architects and Candalepas Associates Architects.
Places | 13 Apr 2017

Little Cove Bay

Completed in 2012, this residential development integrates a water sensitive urban design framework into the street typologies, public park and central ecological corridor.