Concept Design Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design
Healthy Waterways Partnership
The successful delivery of Water Sensitive Urban Design requires the collaboration of many disciplines to ensure the early integration of sustainable water management solutions into meaningly and well considered urban designs. The Concept Design Guidelines were developed to assist interdisciplinary teams to conceptualise and develop design best practice water management solutions throughout the urban development to ensure compliance with legislative and planning requirements as well as result in well-designed urban form.
These guidelines play an important role in the successful adoption of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in South East Queensland. The guidelines can be used by practitioners involved in all stages of urban development, from initial site analysis to objective setting and conceptual site layout, and are relevant to projects of all scales - from large scale master planning projects to smaller inner-city redevelopments.
A series of training course where also delivered to help improve the knowledge and skills of practitioners involved in the conceptual design of urban developments.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- integrated urban design and planning
- practical guidance
- capacity building