A current focus of the CRC Water Sensitive Cities is the Tools and Products program. At this event we will hear from industry specialists and see how these tools are being applied for better managing impacts arising from changing urban form and achieving attractive livability outcomes. For example:
- a Scenario Platform Tool will show the benefits of various street tree arrangements in terms of stormwater management – Sally Boer – E2Designlab
- use an economic analysis framework to evaluate alternate water supply & treatment opportunities in a master planned setting – Tony McAlister – Water Technology
- options on urban heat management – Alan Hoban – Bligh Tanner
In bringing together a group of SEQ urban design & water management professionals the workshop aims to seek some feedback on the utility of these tools and how they align, or not, with your needs in implementation tasks and for decision making colleagues.
Join us from 8:00am for registration and networking – followed by a 8:30am start. Your participation will be sought throughout the workshop as we explore the pathway that builds the livability that local communities desire from proactive urban design matched with water management solutions and complimentary land-use planning.
This collective has the ability to ensure that the implementation of good design and policy avoids a “business as usual” approach which will under deliver the livability benefits that urban communities deserve and expect. The group will explore how an ongoing collaborative approach – among all stakeholders in urban design & land use planning and implementation – can encourage a better use of smart tools and key information that can guide development trajectories to an agreed desired future.