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Water sensitive urban design through the lens of urban metabolism

Lee, Shinyi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, Dawes, Les A., & Goonetilleke, Ashantha (2011) Water sensitive urban design through the lens of urban metabolism. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Fachinelli, Ana Cristina (Eds.) Summit Proceedings of the 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Insititue, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, pp. 221-228.

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Abstract

Stormwater pollution has been recognised as one of the main causes of aquatic ecosystem degradation and poses a significant threat to both the goal of ecological sustainable development as well as human health and wellbeing. In response, water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices have been put forward as a strategy to mitigate the detrimental impacts of urban stormwater runoff quality and to safeguard ecosystem functions. However, despite studies that support its efficiency in urban stormwater management, the mainstreaming of WSUD remains a significant challenge. This paper proposes that viewing WSUD through the lens of the integrated urban metabolism framework which encourages an interdisciplinary approach and facilitates dialogue through knowledge transfer is a strategy in which the implementation of WSUD can be mainstreamed.

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ID Code: 46727
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Knowledge-Based Urban Development, Urban Metabolism Framework, Water Sensitive Urban Design, WSUD
ISBN: 9781921887153
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems.
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. Reproduction of this volume or any parts thereof, excluding short quotations for the use in preparation of reviews and technical scientific papers, may be made only by specific approval of the editors. Copyright of each individual paper resides with author(s).
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2011 11:13
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 23:00

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