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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Art & Design > Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation (CADRE) > Art, Society and Environment > Post-Industrial Watersheds: Retrofits and restorative redevelopment

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Title: Post-Industrial Watersheds: Retrofits and restorative redevelopment
Other Titles: Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design
Restorative redevelopment
Authors: Collins, Tim
Pinkham, R.D.
Citation: In: France, R. L. (ed.) Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis
Publisher: CRC press, Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/30217
Additional Links: http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=L1562&af=W1129
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16065
Abstract: The chapter addresses watershed scale problems and how the concept of ‘restorative redevelopment’ was proposed and developed on the “Nine Mile Run Greenway project.” Continuing his interest in interdisciplinary approaches to art and design, Collins engaged Pinkham, a water policy expert at Rocky Mountain Institute. They worked on the “Nine Mile Run” watershed to examine the potential for alternative approaches to land use and stormwater management. They assembled a national team of interdisciplinary experts with recognized expertise in art, stormwater, ecology, landscape design and public policy. The chapter describes the subsequent interdisciplinary design charrette that revealed new approaches to surface water and the policy issues that constrained such designs. Informed by stormwater regulations the project specified collaborative teams to work together developing innovative design, detention and retention schemes. Working from a specific construction budget, GIS maps, and onsite analysis the teams had to manage a ‘two year, 24-hour storm’. The text examines four sites, current policies and the resulting illustrated plans.
Type: Book chapter
Language: en
Description: The book is an outcome of a symposium at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University intended to illustrate the range of approaches and disciplines that attend questions of water sensitive design. Contributors include landscape architects such as Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates New York, Glenn Allen of Hargreaves Associates in Massachusetts and the geographer Dr Michael W. Binford of the University of Florida.
Keywords: Watersheds
Stormwater management
Nine Mile Run
ISBN: 9781566705622
Appears in Collections: Art, Society and Environment

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