The tempered edge : waterfront development in an age of climate change
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Citation:Bradbury, M.A. (2014, June). The Tempered Edge: Waterfront development in an age of climate change. Paper presented at Presented at Sustainable Futures in a Changing Climate Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3370
The development of the contemporary waterfront is an extremely successful and lucrative model of urban growth however the development process often elides serious environmental problems such as the discharge of highly contaminated stormwater and sea level rise. Is it possible to develop an urban planning methodology that makes a serious attempt at resolving and remediating environmental problems while preserving the expected real estate returns of a typical waterfront development? This paper explores the remediation of contaminated stormwater and a redefined topography as a generator for a new waterfront planning methodology.