Urban Intensification & Green Infrastructure: Towards a Water Sensitive City
Striving for the highest sustainability standards makes sense environmentally and economically.
- Professor Shane Murray
- Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering Monash Art, Design and Architecture
- Dr Marci Webster-Mannison
- Professor Peter Skinner
- Jon Shinkfield
- Rutger Pasman University of Queensland
- W/Professor Geoffrey London
- Professor Fiona Ball University of Western Australia
The strategies we are seeing here mean that water from the Tonsley site will be cleaner and more available, and may be used for more than just environmental purposes. We can now effectively assess least-cost solutions to achieve the best environmental outcomes so that Tonsley can be viewed in terms of water sensitive design best practice.
Phil Donaldson, then Director of Sustainability with Renewal SA
This project examines the issues and processes involved in delivering best-practice water sensitive urban design by designing demonstration projects (such as Tonsley) for precinct scale development and redevelopment in Australian cities. The scale, design and delivery are determined by the particular constraints and contexts of each location. Factors include strategic urban planning, building regulations, climate, site availability, local catchment issues including ecology, water quality and flood risk. By using a precinct approach to development and redevelopment we can fully integrate urban water systems and improve the ecological performance, resilience and social amenity of our urban environments.