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Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Biophysical Aspects

Introduction This report documents the work undertaken by E2DESIGN and Monash University in assessing the impact of different policy settings on the biophysical environment, including urban warmth, of a de-identified case study suburban landscape in Melbourne[1].  The partner report produced…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Sponge City Innovation Park

The Jiangsu-Victoria Sponge City Innovation Park is a 10 hectare site that will exhibit cutting edge water sensitive infrastructure and technology, with facilities for validating emerging sponge city technologies and products. The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and its…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Expansion of stormwater quality requirements in the City of Moonee Valley local planning scheme

The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. At the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Talking water sensitive cities in China

A large contingent of CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) researchers and partner organisations travelled to China recently for the International Low Impact Development Conference in Beijing and the China-Australia Water Sensitive City Summit in Kunshan. Twenty-one CRCWSC representatives presented…
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  • Date Published: 26th Jul 2016

Water sensitive cities benchmarking and assessment: Mooney Valley City Council

Through the planning and delivery of a water sensitive cities conceptual framework, urban areas such as Moonee Valley, can exploit the synergies between local water management and urban greening while creating resilient and liveable neighbourhoods. This is achieved by strengthening…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2016

A Water Sensitive Cities Index – Benchmarking cities in developed and developing countries

Abstract It is now well understood that water services play an important role in enhancing a city’s liveability, sustainability, resilience and productivity. Achieving these outcomes requires a holistic understanding of a city’s water system across its societal, biophysical and ecological…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2016

Learning through demonstration and integration (Project D1.4)

Overview Generating learning opportunities through demonstration projects and case studies will deliver tangible and practical outcomes for CRCWSC participants. Through focused, well-designed demonstrations of on-ground technologies and non-structural innovations (i.e. new guidance or strategic planning), Project D1.4 will deliver an…
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Summary of Research Outputs (Tranche 1, 2012/13 – 2016/17) – Version 2 (released June 2017)

This document presents a summary of the research outputs delivered by the CRCWSC during its first phase, or Tranche 1, from 2012/13 through to 2016/17. This summary provides a quick guide to the key research outputs and how they relate…
  • Date Published: 5th Jun 2017

CRCWSC research to feature at Stormwater 2016

Five CRC for Water Sensitive Cities PhD candidates will join industry and research experts presenting at Stormwater 2016 in Queensland from 29 August to 2 September. Featuring the theme of ‘Rising to the Challenge’, the 4th National Conference of Stormwater…
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