Rivers by Design

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A step-by-step guide for planners, developers, architects and landscape architects on how to maximise the benefits of river restoration in development projects.

Rivers by Design shows planners, architects and developers the crucial role that they can play in river restoration. It provides practical advice and information to maximise the ecological, social and economic benefits of development by integrating water management into the planning and design at all scales.

Step-by-step guidance on planning projects ensures the goals of sustainable development are achieved to meet the needs of local people and the environment.

A series of case studies from RESTORE demonstrates successful examples of how well located, planned and designed development can increase ecological quality, reduce flood risk and create social and economic benefits such as improved recreational facilities and public spaces.