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Lewin, Elin and Härstedt, Hampus, 2022. Using Evidence Based Design to create Storm Water Management Solutions Supporting Human Well-being : a case study approach. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of precipitation
around Europe which increases the risk of severe flooding in urban situations. As
cities densify, the amount of infiltrateable surfaces in the cities reduces which also
increases the risk of flooding. Open stormwater facilities are important but often
take up space in the city. It’s conceivable that blue-green infrastructure has to bring
multiple values including stormwater management, biodiversity and humanwellbeing. The aim of this thesis is to explore the possibility to combine stormwater
facilities and health supporting environments for people in residential areas. The
goal is to implement current research within environmental psychology and
stormwater management through a design proposal in Kristianstad’s planned new
area, Nya Udden.
This thesis investigates the opportunity to use evidence-based design (EBD) as a
method to combine stormwater management and health-supporting green areas.
The method is thus based on a literature retrieval, site visits and a design proposal
where the findings are tested.
It was found that the use of EBD can facilitate the work and bring important
guidelines in the design process. It is however important that the understanding for
different EBD is clear and used in an appropriate context.
Bioswales seems to be an effective solution since it is a stormwater facility that
both diverges, infiltrates and detain stormwater. It can also be incorporated in
greenspaces and contribute to human-wellbeing. Water squares and retention ponds
also provide values for humans and are an effective stormwater management.

Main title:Using Evidence Based Design to create Storm Water Management Solutions Supporting Human Well-being
Subtitle:a case study approach
Authors:Lewin, Elin and Härstedt, Hampus
Supervisor:Gyllin, Mats
Examiner:Randrup, Thomas and Wahl, Scott
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:Evidence-based Design, Open Stormwater Management, Human Well-being, residential areas, Blue-green Infrastructure
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:29 Apr 2022 10:27
Metadata Last Modified:30 Apr 2022 01:06

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