The Resilient Waterfront

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dc.contributor.advisor van Roon, M en Bradbury, Matthew en 2020-01-08T20:28:37Z en 2018 en
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dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis is to develop a design process that responds to the environmental challenges present in many waterfront developments. This thesis investigates the ramifications of these environmental problems on the current waterfront design model. How these can be understood and whether remediatory measures for the problems can be accommodated are investigated. Can the contemporary waterfront design model remain, or will this model have to change? The thesis uses the insights and techniques of Low Impact Urban Design and Development (LIUDD) to provide a structure for understanding the environmental problems by placing the waterfront within a larger hydrological and ecological catchment. In this way, environmental issues such as pluvial flooding, stormwater contamination of coastal edges, sea-level rise and lack of biodiversity can be linked within a larger landscape structure. LIUDD also gives specific goals such as reducing contaminants, reducing impervious surfaces, restoring biodiversity, and clustering urban form, that help coordinate the different remediation strategies. The findings of the research investigation revealed that a design process could be developed to identify the critical environmental problems. The design process can be precise, identifying a particular environmental issue, and accurately mapping the consequences. The design process can also give a range of remediation options. A closer study was also made of how the costs of the environmental remediation programme might be born through a new kind of development contribution. The openness of the process ensures transparency and legibility, offering the typical waterfront development stakeholders different design options for future development. The conclusion of the thesis is that a waterfront development can address the underlying environmental problems and still be commercially viable. However, the present waterfront design model, a dense, highly impervious gridded block pattern, will have to change. In its place a different kind of waterfront development is posited, one that uses LIUDD to both understand and measure environmental problems and to develop speculative strategies to make the waterfront resilient to the effects of climate change. en
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dc.title The Resilient Waterfront en
dc.type Thesis en Urban Design en The University of Auckland en Doctoral en PhD en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-09 en

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