Robert Bray Associates
Kevin is a director at Robert Bray Associates – an award-winning landscape architectural practice specialising in public realm design that integrates creative rainwater management, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). Their Bridget Joyce Square ‘Community Rainpark’ won two awards at the Landscape Institute Awards 2017, including the coveted President’s Award. This project exemplifies the practice’s pioneering approach which creates multifunctional spaces that come alive when it rains.
How can the urban fabric creatively and effectively manage rainwater?
This presentation will showcase the ways in which managing rainwater creatively throughout development can result in projects that deliver many additional recreational, aesthetic, biodiversity, health & well-being and climate resilience benefits at the same time as meeting current rainwater-management criteria. Using recent case study examples that regard rainwater as an opportunity, the multiple benefits and cost-effectiveness of nature-based solutions will be explored.