The Deep Waters of Perth

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Abstract

How can design processes assist in understanding the underlying and hybrid nature of water systems in our urban environments so that we can better prepare for the densification of cities and the impact of climate change?

This book captures propositions and speculations around this question through design studies undertaken in three Australian cities: Melbourne's low-lying swampy areas, Brisbane's flooding river valley and Perth's deep groundwater network. Each of these cities has its own set of challenges around water, based on their particular natural environmental conditions and the radical modifications over 200 years that have fundamentally changed the way that water moves.

The ambitious schemes of the past - dams, drains, canals, sewers, reservoirs, lakes, aqueducts - made room for the 'progress' of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Now in the twenty-first century we need new ambitions where urban environments can adapt to the unpredictability of water through its extremes of dry and wet conditions. The design responses in this book contribute to such an aim by understanding the past, present and possible future conditions of local sites, and using this knowledge to create multi-purposed, alternative design scenarios towards a water-sensitive city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Time With Water
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Studies of 3 Australian Cities
EditorsNigel Bertram, Catherine Murphy
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherUWA Publishing
Pages156-193
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781760800468
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Martin, D. J., & London, G. (2019). The Deep Waters of Perth. In N. Bertram, & C. Murphy (Eds.), In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities (pp. 156-193). Perth: UWA Publishing.
Martin, Daniel Jan ; London, Geoffrey. / The Deep Waters of Perth. In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities. editor / Nigel Bertram ; Catherine Murphy. Perth : UWA Publishing, 2019. pp. 156-193
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Martin, DJ & London, G 2019, The Deep Waters of Perth. in N Bertram & C Murphy (eds), In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities. UWA Publishing, Perth, pp. 156-193.

The Deep Waters of Perth. / Martin, Daniel Jan; London, Geoffrey.

In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities. ed. / Nigel Bertram; Catherine Murphy. Perth : UWA Publishing, 2019. p. 156-193.

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