Resilient Urban Centres and Surrounds (RUCaS)
On Nut Urban Forest Park case study
Early plantings for the On Nut Forest Park
Indicative Plan (not to scale and illustrative only)
The BMA, with funding support from PTT GC, plans to convert the On Nut landfill sites into an urban forest park.
Our design proposes an opportunity to add to the benefits already offered by the park by extending the concepts into a multifunctional forest and wetland system.
With additional NbS treatment, the transformed site has potential to provide a range of environmental benefits, including managing leachate, improving water quality and mitigating urban heat. It will also generate recreational and amenity values through environmental arts and diversified urban ecology and nature play.
The Forest Park team specifically requested a focus on an economic assessment of options. Access points, pathways and viewing platforms, onsite security and amenities, and recreational space will be designed to advance the interests and needs of young and older people, women and families, and people living with disability.
Extending accessible green and blue space within the city will provide health benefits for local residents – including the poor, those without land access and title in informal settlements, and other marginalised households and community members within and around this area.
Technical section (not to scale and illustration only)
What does a Water Sensitive City look like?
The CRCWSC has produced research, guidelines and
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Integrated Urban Flood