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dc.contributor.authorBradbury, Matthew
dc.description.abstractWaterfronts are a critical site for urban redevelopment in the early 21st century. However many waterfront sites have serious environmental problems, especially the management of contaminated stormwater, which contemporary models of waterfront development do little to remedy. Why? While there is a good understanding of techniques that are viable for the remediation of urban stormwater, they are often ignored or treated as a design novelty. The author suggests that the cause is to be found in the way market forces dominate waterfront development models. Contemporary urban theory such as new urbanism is complicit with these forces, advocating an urban planning model with a high FAR (Floor Area Ratio) and large areas of impervious surface. The author proposes the development of an alternative waterfront development strategy using GIS-based mapping. Focusing on how the remediation of urban stormwater could drive the development of a new model of urban development on the waterfront, the author uses GIS mapping to explore the effect of pervious and impervious surfaces on the production of stormwater in an urban catchment. In a similar way GIS mapping is used to simulate different urban densities. A case study project on the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand is used to explore these techniques. The result is the development of a GIS model that models the consequences of increased density on urban stormwater remediation within a catchment. The model helps planners and developers to conceive an environmental sustainable urban waterfront while ensuring an economically viable return.en_NZ
dc.publisherCentre for Water Sensitive Citiesen_NZ
dc.subjectWynyard Quarter Waterfront (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental remediationen_NZ
dc.subjectGIS mappingen_NZ
dc.titlePluvial Urbanismen_NZ
dc.title.alternativePluvial Urbanism: Stormwater Minimization/Remediation and Waterfront Designen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden090509 Water Resources Engineeringen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBradbury, M.A. (2012). Pluvial Urbanism. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design. 21-23 February 2012. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.title7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (2012)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgCentre for Water Sensitive Citiesen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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