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Ideas for a Water Sensitive Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor

Summary The research synthesis project was led by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) who, in conjunction with experienced researchers and practitioners from the government and industry, undertook an innovative and collaborative co-design process to promote water sensitive outcomes…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2019

Short-term changes in thermal perception associated with heatwave conditions in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract Variations in human thermal perception have been described on timescales from minutes to seasons. However, the effect of weather-related thermal extremes on inter-daily changes to outdoor thermal perception has not been well characterised. This study used human thermal comfort…
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  • Date Published: 26th May 2018

The cooling effect of irrigation on urban microclimate during heatwave conditions

Abstract The emergence of integrated urban water management (IUWM), provides a unique opportunity for passive evaporative cooling of urban environments. This study investigates the potential of purposefully managed irrigation for cooling benefits in a suburb of Adelaide, Australia, where IUWM…
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  • Date Published: 18th May 2017

Perceptions of thermal comfort in heatwave and non-heatwave conditions in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract Heatwaves can cause discomfort and illnesses due to heat stress. However, how people perceive thermal comfort and adapt to extreme heat conditions on heatwave days is uncertain. Most outdoor thermal comfort studies have been conducted under non-extreme conditions and…
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  • Date Published: 9th Sep 2016

Development of the VTUF-3D v1.0 urban micro-climate model to support assessment of urban vegetation influences on human thermal comfort

Abstract With urban areas facing longer duration heat-waves and temperature extremes from climate change and growing urban development, adaptation strategies are needed to protect city residents. Examining the role that increased tree cover and water availability can have on human…
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  • Date Published: 12th Jan 2018

Urban populations’ vulnerability to climate extremes: mitigating urban heat through technology and water-sensitive urban design

Abstract Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities…
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  • Date Published: 7th Nov 2014

The influence of increasing tree cover on mean radiant temperature across a mixed development suburb in Adelaide, Australia

Abstract The implementation of trees in urban environments can mitigate outdoor thermal stress. Growing global urban population and the risk of heatwaves, compounded by development driven urban warmth (the urban heat island), means more people are at risk of heat…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Simulating the surface energy balance over two contrasting urban environments using the Community Land Model Urban

Abstract A single-layer urban canopy model Community Land Model Urban (CLMU) is evaluated over two contrasting urban environments of Toulouse (France) and Melbourne (Australia). For the latter, three measurement sites are available characterized by a varying amount of vegetation, which…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Dec 2013

Planning for cooler cities: A framework to prioritise green infrastructure to mitigate high temperatures in urban landscapes

Abstract Warming associated with urban development will be exacerbated in future years by temperature increases due to climate change. The strategic implementation of urban green infrastructure (UGI) e.g. street trees, parks, green roofs and facades can help achieve temperature reductions…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2015

Remotely sensed thermal pollution and its relationship with energy consumption and industry in a rapidly urbanizing Chinese city

Abstract Taking the city of Xiamen, China, as an example, we used thermal infrared remote sensing to detect thermal pollution, and examined its relationship to energy consumption and the industrial economy. Monthly changes in 2002 and dynamics throughout the period…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2013

Assessing practical measures to reduce urban heat: Green and cool roofs

Abstract As cities continue to grow and develop under climate change, identifying and assessing practical approaches to mitigate high urban temperatures is critical to help provide thermally comfortable, attractive and sustainable urban environments. Green and cool roofs are commonly reported…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2013

Thermal infrared remote sensing of urban heat: Hotspots, vegetation, and an assessment of techniques for use in urban planning

Abstract In order to mitigate areas of high urban air temperature (or ‘hotspots’), advice and tools are currently being sought to help inform urban planning and decision making around urban greening. One potential tool receiving growing interest is the use…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Visitors’ perception of thermal comfort during extreme heat events at the Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne

Abstract Outdoor thermal comfort studies have mainly examined the perception of local residents, and there has been little work on how those conditions are perceived differently by tourists, especially tourists of diverse origins. This issue is important because it will…
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  • Date Published: 6th Jan 2016

New urban storm water management approaches: using the water generated by cities for ecosystem services

Note: Journal articles and conference papers (and links where available) are available under open access arrangements where possible. Otherwise please contact your institution’s library, the authors, or publishers to organise full access.
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2012

Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities: Guidance for enhancing flood resilience in the context of an Australian water sensitive city

Introduction Although integrated water management (IWM) has been aspired to by many for decades, the popularity of trying to manage water as a cycle has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, despite there being no substantive examples of the delivery…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Public perceptions of freshwater wetlands in Victoria, Australia

Abstract To be effective, wetland management must understand public perceptions, including what people notice when they look at wetlands. Previous studies have investigated wetland perception in terms of attitudes, knowledge and values. None have revealed what people ‘see’. Thus, this…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2013

VCCCAR report: A multi-scale assessment of urban heating in Melbourne during an extreme heat event and policy approaches for adaptation

Abstract Airborne thermal remote sensing can provide an excellent snapshot of spatial variability in land surface temperatures across the urban landscape. This can be used to broadly identify hot-spots across the landscape for prioritising the implementation of excess heat mitigation…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2012

Adaptation mainstreaming for achieving flood resilience in cities

Abstract Many cities across the world have started to adopt resilience approaches for flood risk management. These approaches typically combine different types of interventions to protect against flooding, minimise damages caused by flooding, and recover efficiently after flooding. However, a…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2016

Appropriate Flood Adaption

Climate change induced extreme weather events call for a reconsideration of how built-up areas are designed and are already forcing incremental adaptation of existing cities, neighbourhoods and properties. Yet, the magnitude of climate change and the associated consequences for the…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2016

blueprint2012

Stormwater Management in a Water Sensitive City. To harness the potential of stormwater to overcome water shortages, reduce urban temperatures, and improve waterway health and the landscape of Australian cities. blueprint2012 builds on the previous version released in January 2011…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2012
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