This paper presents a comparative socio-technical discourse analysis of WSUD for Melbourne and Copenhagen. Despite Melbourne appearing to have progressed further, the technology pathways are very similar, suggesting significant potential for transfer of insights and policy mechanisms. However, there are some fundamental differences in the underpinning ontology of WSUD policy makers and practitioners, which provides more nuanced insights into how best to adapt the knowledge transfer process.
Republished in part with permission from Madsen, H. M., Brown, R. R., Elle, M. and Mikkelsen, P. S. (2013). A comparative socio-technical discourse analysis of Water Sensitive Urban Design for Melbourne, Australia and Copenhagen, Denmark. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, 25-29 November, Gold Coast, Australia.
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