Participatory Public Space Design Strategies for Water Sensitive Cities: Experiences in Bogor, Indonesia.

Raul Alberto Marino Zamudio, Emily Payne, Hadi Susilo Arifin

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Abstract

Rapid urbanization and water scarcity in Indonesian cities are fuelling the demand for more diversified water sources to meet demand (ADB, 2016). The sustainable use and appropriation of public spaces in Indonesia is one of the lowest in the world (Althoff et al, 2017). This is partly because of the lack of connected and enjoyable walking tracks and open spaces, and lack of a more sustainable and integrated urban design approach including water and vegetation that can interact as active agents for the filtering, cleaning and reduction of stormwater runoff and greywater into the main urban streams or for re-use purposes (Tanan & Darmoyono, 2017). This paper presents the experience of a participatory approach applying a Water Sensitive Design Framework (Wong et al, 2012) to the design of public open spaces in the city of Bogor in Indonesia, with a focus on the active transformation of public space with Green-Blue Infrastructure as a catalyst for community integration, environmental recovery and resilience to the recurrent floods affecting most Indonesian cities and other environmental stresses. The Water Sensitive Framework aims to build more water sensitive cities and neighbourhoods, working alongside communities towards these goals. Community Visioning, Benchmarking and Scenario planning strategies have been used to understand local issues, determine the potential for change and explore the actions and roadmap needed to achieve the desired future in their communities to ultimately leapfrog to a more water sensitive future.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)110
Number of pages120
JournalGREAT ASIAN STREETS SYMPOSIUM / PACIFIC RIM COMMUNITY DESIGN NETWORK / STRUCTURES FOR INCLUSION - Conference Proceedings
Volume11
Issue number12
StatePublished - Aug 8 2017
EventGREAT ASIAN STREETS SYMPOSIUM / PACIFIC RIM COMMUNITY DESIGN NETWORK / : STRUCTURES FOR INCLUSION - National University Singapore , Singapore , Singapore
Duration: Dec 14 2018Dec 16 2018
Conference number: 7
http://prcdnet.org/working-conferences-papers/2018-singapore/

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urban Studies

Author Keywords

  • Concept

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