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The philosophy and practice of water sensitive urban design : is it consistent with a whole system approach

Stephens, Renee , Desha, Cheryl, & Hargroves, Karlson (2007) The philosophy and practice of water sensitive urban design : is it consistent with a whole system approach. BEDP Environment Design Guide, 2007(Gen14), pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

This paper provides a critique of the Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) paradigm by discussing its congruence with an established sustainable design principle called 'whole system design'. It was found that WSUD is congruent with the whole system design approach as a philosophy, but not in practice. Future improvement of WSUD practice may depend on the adoption of a front-loaded, teamwork-based design and planning process that is embedded in the principle of whole system design.

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ID Code: 48957
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: water sensitive urban design, whole systems thinking, whole system design
ISSN: 1442-5017
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2012 08:17
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:17

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