Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Water Sensitive Urban Design

CIRIA report- ‘Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK: Ideas for built environment practitioners’

This new report provides an overview that sets out the drivers, benefits and vision for Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in the UK and 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. The report describes WSUD as the process of integrating water cycle management with the built environment through planning and urban design. The different scales at which WSUD can be applied are outlined in the report, from the individual building level to whole neighbourhoods, large commercial developments and entire cities. 

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