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One way crossfall bioretention

One way crossfall bioretention

Hi there,

Today we visit a streetscape bioretention system with a difference. The road it drains has one way crossfall. We take a look at why this can be a good solution.

Cheers

Jack

Urban design and streetscape WSUD

Urban design and streetscape WSUD

Hello!

Bell Vista is one of the formative water sensitive urban design developments in Australia. It's known widely as the site where streetscape WSUD found its home, and many of the best streetscape WSUD practices were first used. 

When I say practices, I don't mean "they built some bioretention in the street".

No, I mean they changed the road layout entirely to implement best practice road design and best practice WSUD together, for a common goal.

In today's episode we are joined out on site by Malcolm Eadie to talk in detail about what and why Bell Vista is special. Malcolm was one of the original designers at Bell Vista.

If you want to visit Bell Vista, you'll find it on The WSUD Map. We are at site B00194.

Cheers

Jack

Rain

Rain

Hi there,

Destructive though they may be, floods present an opportunity to learn about the function of our urban waterways and stormwater system in detail. In the wake of former tropical cyclone Debbie, we take a look at 6 sites in Brisbane:

Cheers

Jack

Streetscape bioretention through good lot layout

Streetscape bioretention through good lot layout

In this episode we build upon what we discussed way back in episode 70 as we discuss (using a couple of case studies) the importance of getting the lot layout right if you are to install streetscape bioretention systems.

Cheers

Jack

Imperata cylindrica in bioretention

Imperata cylindrica in bioretention

Hello hello,

Today we’re taking a look at a plant that gets used a bit in bioretention systems but nowhere near as much as a think it could be. That species is Imperata Cylindrica. Take a look as I show you how it transformed a streetscape biopod from average to great.

Cheers

Jack Mullaly

Bioretention street trees

Bioretention street trees

Howdy,

Bioretention street trees are a little less common in Brisbane, but nonetheless they have their place and I have managed to find you an example. They are really useful in urban areas where space is at a premium because they can combine the functions of a standard street tree (which every urban street should have lots of) with bioretention for stormwater treatment.

Cheers

Jack Mullaly

Streetscape bioretention

Streetscape bioretention

Hello everyone!

Streetscape bioretention systems are another type of bioretention system (like the precinct scale and large systems we have looked at before). When I say streetscape system what I really mean are ‘systems near to where cars drive’. That picks up carparks, roads etc. In this episode we look at four different types of streetscape system.

Cheers

Jack Mullal