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Low-impact Urban Design And Development: Making It Mainstream To Protect Auckland's Waterways

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030791

Volume

67

Pages

14

Published

2003

Size

695.15 kb

Author(s)

C. Eason, J Dixon, C. Feeney & M. van Roon

Abstract

Low-impact urban design and development: making it mainstream to protect Auckland's waterways C. aso on', J. nixon2, C. ~eene? & M. van ~ o o n ~ Landcare Research, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 Department of Planning, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Environmental Business Group, Auckland, New Zealand. Abstract This paper presents findings from a literature review on low-impact urban design and development (LIUDD) and preliminary results from working with five key stakeholder groups: consumers, community, developers and regional and city councils. Conventional development practices in Auckland lead to adverse effects from stormwater runoff in urban areas and contribute to escalating costs of infrastructure. LIUDD is defined here as a cost-effective design and development approach that utilizes natural systems and enhances sustainable design. Some Auckland councils, and other city councils in New Zealand, have recognized the opportunities for environmental protection and infiastructu

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