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Water Sensitive Urban Design: planning for resilient cities

  • Auditorium room 1 - Monash University Law Chambers  555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 (map)

Event partners Monash University

How can understanding the natural and human-made water ‘systems’ of low-lying coastal cities facilitate the building of adaptive precincts towards long-term urban resilience? 

Speaker: Catherine Murphy, Monash University, Urban Planning & Design. Discusses planning strategies for multi-purpose, hybrid infrastructures that address climate change dynamics and urban intensification in the previously wetland areas of Elwood and Arden Macaulay.


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Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Monash, where she teaches in the new Master of Urban Planning and Design. Her current research is part of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and explores integrated design and planning processes for new hybrid infrastructures that could enable cities to adapt to climate change impacts and population pressures.