Professor Tony Wong is internationally recognised for his research and practice in the sustainable urban water management, particularly in Water Sensitive Urban Design.
This presentation discusses a vision of a sustainable city that uses water in a practical and aesthetically pleasing way. Introducing "a new paradigm for design of urban environments that blends creativity with technical and scientific rigour".
The economic, social, amenity, and environmental values of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) are widely understood, often seen in practice, and well documented. However Indigenous values – from knowledge accumulated over thousands of years – are considered a ‘last minute addition’ or even excluded in many projects, whether by intent or oversight.