Investigating challenges and opportunities of water sensitive urban design for knowledge based development of Australian cities
Lee, Shinyi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, Dawes, Les A., & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2010) Investigating challenges and opportunities of water sensitive urban design for knowledge based development of Australian cities. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Yates, Peter, & Kunzmann, Klaus (Eds.) Proceedings from the 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit : From Theory to Practice, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 676-686.
A new approach that is slowly replacing neoclassical models of economic growth and commodity based industrial activities, knowledge based urban development (KBUD) aims to provide opportunities for citiesw to foster knowledge creation, exchange and innovation, and is based on the concepts of both sustainable urban development and economic prosperity; sustainable uses and protection of natural resources are therefore integral parts of KBUD. As such, stormwater, which has been recognised as one of the main culprits of aquatic ecosystem pollution and as therefore a significant threat to the goal of sustainable urban development, needs to be managed in a manner that produces ecologically sound outcomes. Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is one of the key responses to the need to better management urban stormwater runoff and supports KBUD by providing an alternative, innovative and effective strategy to traditional stormwater management.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Published version freely available at Official URL.|
|Keywords:||Sustainable Urban Development, Stormwater Infrastructure, Stormwater Quality, Water Sensitive Urban Design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2010 12:05|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 10:47|
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