RESOURCE | Water Sensitive Urban Design


World Water Day (Sunday 21 March) is a great time to remember the role that landscape architects play in managing water in the landscape. Over the last decade Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has increased in importance as the world understands the importance of water in cities and the effects of climate change. The video above published by the Landscape Institute is a great example of the material available on the net in assisting landscape architects understand WSUD, but also use the video as a tool to educate the public on the importance of water in cities.

I have collated a list of great resources that you can use to learn, understand and promote Water Sustainable Urban Design in your projects, classrooms and cities.
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Teams unveil concepts for St.Petersburg Pier

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Blue Pier | W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Back in October, WLA reported that 8 teams were shortlisted to provide a concept design for the St.Petersburg Pier. These teams submitted their designs to the city on December 15. Each team received a $30,000 stipend to submit initial design concepts, complete with reports, renderings, cost estimates and a description of how the programmatic elements meet the findings of the Pier Working Group.

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AWP selected for Malmo Quay

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Ten years after AWP was shortlisted for the final stage of the Architecture Foundation new building in London, Igloo-Carillon plc has selected the office for territorial reconfiguration* to deliver a design vision for a cycle hub building in Malmo Quay, Lower Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon-Tyne.

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#rEAvivaJaén | Jaén, Spain | Estudio Atope Architects

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Urban Action #positEA, using the square and promoting heritage (Photography: Gema Luque Higueras)

#rEAvivaJaén is being developed in Jaén (in the south of Spain) since April 2013. It is a project that is based on citizen participation in order to regenerate the Historic Downtown of Jaén by means of special events, ephemeral transformations and activities that weave a continuous project for revitalising these historic neighbourhoods.

When studying in depth its old city, it appears that it has been practically forgotten by institutions and neighbours: there are too many plots and houses in very bad conditions and non-existent uses for tertiary sector, especially public areas.

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Purifying Park de Ceuvel | Amsterdam Netherlands | Delva Landscape Architects

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Artist Impression Purifying park ‘de Ceuvel’ (DELVA Landscape Architects in collaboration with space&matter)

DELVA Landscape Architects and the Association Ceuvel present the Purifying the Ceuvel Park. On the 21st of june, a new creative hotspot in Amsterdam Noord officially opens. The last few months, tenants, volunteers and students, worked hard on the boats, the jetty, the Ceuvel Café and the park.

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