Tag: Water Sensitive Urban Design
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.
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 (JILA) is an urban park in Canberra that celebrates hydrological systems and a wild aesthetic.
An ambitious ‘civic spine’ is planned for central Parramatta that will link the railway station to the Parramatta River.
Completed in 2012, this residential development integrates a water sensitive urban design framework into the street typologies, public park and central ecological corridor.