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Integrated approach of sustainability and climate change adaptation in a metro project

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Phillip RoosPhillip Roos
The new Melbourne Metro underground rail project will leave a legacy long into the future, with an estimated design life which will extend beyond 100 years. As such it is extremely important to consider the mitigation of any environmental impacts, providing a sustainable outcome. It is also essential to pre-empt required adaptation of buildings and infrastructure in the future against the impact of changes in the local climate. Designing a metro system in the age of climate change provides the opportunity to go beyond standard specifications and compliance requirements, creating innovative sustainable and climate resilient design outcomes. On the contrary, constructing an underground metro project presents various design challenges fuelled by complex constraints, many uncertainties and risks. This paper will review the methodology used to integrate environmentally sustainable principles and resilient design for climate change adaptation, within the concept development phase of the Melbourne Metro Underground Rail Project.

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Event

International Urban Design. Conference (4th : 2011 : Gold Coast, Qld.)

Pagination

193 - 201

Publisher

AST Management

Location

Gold Coast, Qld.

Place of publication

Gold Coast, Qld.

Start date

2011-09-21

End date

2011-09-23

ISBN-13

9780980814736

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2011, AST Management

Title of proceedings

IUDC 2011 : Proceedings of the 4th International Urban Design Conference : Resilience in urban design

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