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Barangaroo urban renewal: accommodating climate resilience
Sydney’s high-profile, large-scale, urban renewal project, Barangaroo, is being redeveloped with a strong focus on climate adaptation, providing an exemplar of how a largescale project can prepare for and adapt to a changing climate
Sydney’s high-profile urban renewal project, Barangaroo, is being redeveloped with a strong focus on climate adaptation, and provides an exemplar of how a large-scale project can prepare for and adapt to a changing climate. The redevelopment process includes a detailed analysis of climate risks for the Barangaroo site which helped to determine its design.
Adaptation actions at the site included tree plantings and the use of building materials that help to reduce the urban heat island effect, a sea wall and landscaping to buffer against projected sea level rise, the recycling and capture of water onsite and the development of a centralised control network to monitor and respond to site or city wide electricity outages.