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Title: STORMWATER URBANISM : RE-IMAGINING THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR HOUSING ESTATES
Authors: SIM LEONG XIA DARRYL
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Cheah Kok Ming
HDB
PUB
Landscape urbanism
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2010
Citation: SIM LEONG XIA DARRYL (2010-01-12T03:49:23Z). STORMWATER URBANISM : RE-IMAGINING THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR HOUSING ESTATES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation is a cross-disciplinary exploration into the potential of stormwater management as a core design criteria in developing a sustainable drainage infrastructure that impacts culture and ecology. Posited within the context of the HDB estate, it builds upon the historical efforts of two government agencies - HDB and PUB, and suggests that through a meshing of their seemingly divergent portfolios, on the one hand that of public housing, on the other, water services, a sustainable, mutually benefi cial solution might arise that addresses deep social and environmental concerns currently plaguing both parties; on the side of HDB, the desire to imbue each of its estates with identity as a means of fostering community ties; on PUB’s side, the challenge of inculcating an appreciation for water among Singaporeans in order to manage domestic water demand. Inextricably linked in a competition for limited land, both face the challenge of managing pollutive urban runoff as land scarcity necessitates urban development in once protected watercatchments. With an appreciation for the inherently macroscopic scale of stormwater management, the dissertation searches for solutions within the discipline of landscape architecture and discovers a jungle of diverse schools of thought that have begun to congeal into the nascent discipline of landscape urbanism – a theoretical framework which endeavours to locate urban fabrics in their regional and biotic contexts by weaving relationships between dynamic environmental processes and urban form. Following a compilation of case studies, the distilled principles and strategies form a basis for comparison with Punggol, touted by HDB as a waterfront town of the 21st century.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222531
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