23-01-2017 Water Sensitive Urban Design: Conclusion of the WSUD research project for the development of an integrated field of learning.

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) describes an interdisciplinary planning approach, which links water provision requirements and the design potential of water in settlements. By working closely with water provision services, urban designers and landscape planners, solutions are being developed, which promote water economy, flood protection, urban water development, urban climate, city ecology, identity and the quality of urban space in general as an optimal environment for living. The resulting guidebook looks at technical and design principles in relation to best-practice projects.

  • Research proposal: Prof. Dr. Mathias Uhl, Prof. Dr. Helmut Grüning, Prof. Dr. Rainer Mohn, Prof. Joachim Schultz-Granberg
  • Funding: Wandelfonds 2014 of the University of Applied Sciences, Münster
  • Project duration: 2014-2016

Participants: Prof. Dr. Mathias Uhl, Fachbereich Bauingenieurwesen [Department of Building Engineering], Team Siedlungshydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft [Hydrology and Water Management], collaborators: Julian Langner, Maike Wietbüscher; Prof. Dr. Rainer Mohn, Fachbereich Bauingenieurwesen, Team Wasserbau und Hydromechanik [Hydraulic engineering and hydromechanics], collaborator: Anna Christina Plätzer; Prof. Dr. Helmut Grüning, Fachbereich Bauingenieurwesen, Team Wasserversorgung und Entwässerungstechnik [Water supply and Drainage technology], collaborator: Christian Schmidt; Prof. Joachim Schultz-Granberg, MSA | Münster School of Architecture, Department Städtebau, collaborator: Almar de Ruiter