The City of Adelaide’s Adelaide design manual is an excellent resource for those looking for guidance on how to integrate green infrastructure at the streetscape scale. The greening section outlines the principles associated with greening the city streets and the approaches such as living architecture, green streets, water sensitive urban design, urban forests and urban food which contribute to the city’s environmental and lifestyle benefits such as shelter and cooling.
At Water Sensitive SA’s October 2015 Leadership to advance water sensitive urban design training, presenter Daniel Bennett, City Design and Transport Strategy Manager, City of Adelaide advised that the council’s approach to asset renewal is moving from the traditional replacement of “like for like” to one of “like for green”. Could this be the start of an asset management revolution? We certainly hope so.