Tools for water sensitive cities – what can they tell us & what can “we” do?

A tour of tools that explore water sensitive designs – with benefits from street trees, rainwater tanks & impacts on urban heat and what is the return on investment look like? Stay posted for more information from the partcipants on the tools they use and what they thought on the utility of the tools presented today. Also how does collaborative effort in urban design look like and what might be achieved. More to come.

Purpose of the Workshop

A current focus of the CRC Water Sensitive Cities is the Tools and Products program.  At this event we:

  • looked at the application of these tools and introduced the broader context and role of the  “Tools and Products” offerings and
  • sought feedback on the utility and needs of the practioners in their implementation and decision making roles

In bringing together this  group of targeted SEQ urban design & water management professionals we

  • Showcased some of the emerging tools, including worked examples
  • Reviewed the results and messages from applying the tools to parts of Brisbane
  • Consider the implications of the outcomes of the worked examples and what they might mean on how professionals work together and how their organisations build synergies for the collective role in urban design

Welcome to new participants

Today we had 40 participants join the Flood Community of Practice team. A special welcome to new participants from Aurecon, Brisbane City Council, City of Gold Coast, Moreton Bay Regional Council, QIT Plus,  Mott MacDonald, Department of Environmental Sciences, QFES, Economic Development Queensland, Hydrorock, Griffith University, CRC Waater Sensitive Cities and GHD.  Having more new colleagues join us continues to expand the expertise pool in our collective – a rewarding opportunity for us all.