Legacies from past land use and water infrastructure
planning decisions have greatly altered hydrological
functions of urban areas. In some areas, this has reduced
areas of green open space to small fragments that are
geographically disconnected from each other. Planning for the location and function of green spaces which considers water resource context can improve protection and enhancement of ecosystem services and other ecological and social benefits, including those that assist with flood management.
This project sought to improve the understanding of how
urban and regional planning supports green open space
planning for improved water resources management, with a particular focus on flooding and related ecosystem services.