Concept Design Guidelines

Concept Design Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design


This guideline is intended to assist urban design professionals to conceptualise and develop design solutions that integrate best-practice urban water management into urban developments.

Contents:

  • Introduction to the Guidelines
  • Project Teams and WSUD Conceptual Design Process
  • WSUD Strategies
  • Best Planning Practices (BPP’s)
  • Best Management Practices (BMP’s)
  • Case Studies

This publication was developed in collaboration with leading practitioners from the disciplines of engineering, freshwater ecology, urban design, urban planning and landscape architecture. The guideline is supported by a training course offered by Water by Design. While the guideline has been produced for South East Queensland, it has relevance across much of Australia.

Accolades:

In September 2009 this publication won two prestigious awards:

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) QLD Project Award for Research and Communication in Landscape Architecture
  • Stormwater Industry Association (SIA) QLD Excellence in Stormwater Research/ Education

Judges comments were that ‘the Concept Design Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design significantly advance understanding of how to manage water resources in our urban environment.’

Download:

Concept Design Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design
Version 1, March 2009
Document Format:120 pages, A3 Landscape

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Training Course:

This Guideline is supported by a one day course titled ‘Concept Design of Water Sensitive Urban Developments’.

Follow this link for more information.