Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS)
Makassan wetlands with flood detention, and expressways
This case study will involve flood detention in open space/parks, wetlands to treat water and a local wastewater treatment facility.
It is part of a broader vision for central Bangkok, which includes a transport hub (rail, boat, road) and energises an underused part of central Bangkok. The benefits include urban cooling, diversified urban ecology, and recreational and amenity benefits that will be designed around Universal Access principles.
The greater Makkasan site includes areas with informal settlements who make some use of open space, lakes and wetlands for growing and gathering food and catching fish. Developing the site can provide for formalising their title to land, and extending access to social housing and/or appropriate compensation.
Indicative Plan (not to scale and illustrative only
What does a Water Sensitive City look like?
The CRCWSC has produced research, guidelines and
tools related to the following topics:
Integrated Urban Flood