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Using Geodesign to Communicate the Effects of Bioswales on Urban Stormwater Management

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Sean Pierre, Adele 2017-05-04T18:27:57Z 2017-05-04T18:27:57Z 2017-04 2017-04-26 2017-05-04
dc.description.abstract With increases in storm frequency and intensity, municipalities need to find new ways of managing stormwater. Solutions require collaboration across planning disciplines and input from an informed public.This study uses geodesign to model how green infrastructure, specifically a system of bioswales, can ease the burden on an aging, combined sewer system. A case-study is explored using a section of Ottawa Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. Key Informant Interviews were conducted to inform choice of site and quantitative, geospatial information was collected through GIS. Parametric modelling was used to generate a design, and scenarios created to show resulting impacts on stormwater runoff. The model was posted online as an interactive presentation, accessible to all stakeholders for review and comment. The results of the study demonstrate powerful new tools that can assist landscape architects in designing, collaborating and communicating stormwater strategies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship John E. (Jack) Irving Scholarship, Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject green infrastructure en_US
dc.subject bioswales en_US
dc.subject rainwater en_US
dc.subject geodesign en_US
dc.subject surface hydrology en_US
dc.subject Low Impact Development en_US
dc.subject parametric modelling en_US
dc.title Using Geodesign to Communicate the Effects of Bioswales on Urban Stormwater Management en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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