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Creating Water Sensitive Place: Scoping the Potential for Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK (2013)

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This scoping study together with the “Ideas Booklet” Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in the UK – ideas for built environment practitioners (C723) provides details of the drivers, benefits and vision of WSUD in the UK. It is based on findings from a collaborative project that included extensive consultation and a literature review to understand the role of WSUD in the UK.

Summary

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is an approach to design that delivers greater harmony between water, the environment and communities. This is achieved by integrating water cycle management
with the built environment through planning and urban design. WSUD prioritises water management considerations during the early conception of developments creating multiple benefits and opportunities to overcome challenges. WSUD is not a set of solutions or measures, but a process and philosophy to optimise water management and urban design.

This scoping study together with the “ideas booklet” Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK – ideas for built environment practitioners (C723) provides details of the drivers, benefits and vision of WSUD in the UK. It is based on findings from a collaborative project that included extensive consultation and a literature review to understand the role of WSUD in the UK.

Creating water sensitive places – scoping the potential for Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK

Abbott, J, Davies, P, Simkins, P, Morgan, C, Levin, D, Robinson, P