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dc.contributor.authorBradbury, Matthew
dc.description.abstractUrban waterfront development has followed the Baltimore waterfront model since the 1970s. This model is characterised by the formation of a thin promenade of public space with carefully choreo- graphed event architecture, behind which lies retail, commercial and residential development. The sustainability of this model has recently been called into question by the consequence of climate change manifested in recent storm events such as Hurricane Sandy. This paper proposes an alternative waterfront design model, one that builds environmental resilience into the typical waterfront development while still generating the expected real estate returns. The author expounds a development methodology using hydrologically modelling tools to measure the production of urban stormwater within the larger urban catchment. Modelling different scenarios, especially the implications in the increase of pervious surfaces, suggests a way in which the contemporary waterfront can become more resilient to the consequences of climate change while at the same time retaining an expected commercial return. A test case site is used to model the proposed methodology. The results show that to accommodate the hydrological consequence of climate change a radically reconfigured master plan must be adopted.en_NZ
dc.publisherFinland Futures Research Centreen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Writers & Finland Futures Centre, University of Turkuen_NZ
dc.subjectWynyard Quarter Waterfront (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectstormwater managementen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental remediationen_NZ
dc.titleThe tempered edge : waterfront development in an age of climate change.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBradbury, M.A. (2015, June). The Tempered Edge: Waterfront development in an age of climate change. A. Hatakka and J. Vehmas (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate Conference (pp.373-386)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleSustainable Futures in a Changing Climate Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUniversity of Turku Finlanden_NZ
unitec.conference.orgFinland Futures Research Centreen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationHelsinki, Finlanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture

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