Hydrological connectivity in the city-region landscape: has planning missed the boat?

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Urbanisation processes significantly impacted and continue to impact systems in the city-region scale. The current fabric of urban areas is largely landing development and planning decisions in which there was relatively little impact upon hydrological systems within and outside urban areas. Typically, close relationship, urban and regional planning and water resources management carried out separately and guided by different institutional arrangements. impacts of urbanisation on hydrological systems extend beyond urban stream h include urban residents’ livability. Further, climate change and ongoing pop are set to add additional pressures on how both our cities are planned and w are managed. Hence, there is increased need for better integration between the Drawing on a conceptual framework based on urban metabolism, this paper whether an integrated greenspace framework could provide the missing link fo (re) thread hydrological connectivity in its decision-making process. The paper basis for this exploration the current state of greenspace planning in three city-regions: South East Queensland, Melbourne and Perth. The analysis focus documents, including plans, strategies and policies used to guide water resources planning and management in the three regions. Findings are discussed around themes related to hydrological and environmental connections, and whole o planning.
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