Aspiring water sensitive cities will have to embed water sensitive practices that influence the biophysical infrastructure and built form of the city. There are a range of integrated urban planning functions and instruments (PFIs) such as planning policy, regulation, legislation, incentives and standards that guide the form and application of such practices. Existing PFIs vary from city to city, as do the urban planning systems and processes that comprise the mechanisms for applying them and requiring compliance. IRP3 aims to provide targeted guidance to multiple case study regions on how to effectively advance their city shaping, water sensitive practices by applying a framework for integrated urban and water planning. IRP3 project will develop this framework and supporting processes, software and guidelines through a number of industry case studies.


This project is still in the early stages, so there is no Project Agreement as yet.