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2006 Brisbane

CYCLE RECYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE Marlin nowbakht At times, Brisbane’s water reservoir drops below 30% capacity. While these conditions resemble the typical pattern of growing cities, the city faces a paradox: Rainfall does not reach remotely located water-catchment areas, rather it falls within the city.



Adequate drought-mitigation strategies can reduce the city’s reliance on water through 1) water catchment outreach 2) water transportation 3) and climatic change. The proposal is to decrease the city’s dependence on water by introducing a series of water recycling infrastructures that provide new urban water-catchment areas and opportunities for waste water and grey water recycling. Goals: 1. Low density // High intensity Minimizing infrastructure length = minimization of wasted water through pipe leakage + minimization of cost of water transportation from remote water plants 2. Rain catching mechanism // counter flow resistance Vertical infrastructure = local water treatment plants for instant purification of grey water + modular rain catching entities + public access for educational water awareness programs. 3. Self-sufficiency // towards an autonomous water cycle 1 Free Body Diagram 2 Components 3 View 4 Site plan 5 Aerial View of high-rise structures 6 View 7 Urban turbulence 8 View



ed to regional climate-change regional energy infrastructure, en similar problems. Beginning e have been several highly deer-line proposals within the river ed to feed the increasing energy New York metropolitan region. d, they would have dire consehe river ecosystem and its tourA recent project proposed a would follow the Millennium Gas dor. This time, it was reinforced Energy Act, which diminished t of new power delivery corriwer-line project is still under ree Millennium Gas Pipeline said erred route. But the Millennium is already the site of negative impacts because of a sepament project tripling its size that ompleted.

aware County alone, more than ave been signed. The upgraded peline will facilitate gas transaction process is highly water and there are no guarantees ion of water usage and quality, ruction of local road infrastruceral quality of life. In the rush for ources and delivery, the Upper particularly vulnerable, given its tion relative to the New York area. This vulnerability originates d resource extraction, not only rban sprawl but also through tructure. There is little discusce conservation, whether in the side, and too much reliance on utions to long-term problems.



e issues that are being decided ut from many of the affected inadequate consideration of economic and environmental izen’s Guide to Residential Dean attempt to increase awarecritical challenges facing the er region, the greater New York d the interplay between metroand the rivers they depend on e world.



most worrisome impact of the Act is the proliferation of gaswithin the region. Western Sullike much of the Upper Delas home to the Marcellus Shale r, which contains natural-gas combination of new extraction nd the relaxing of government he Energy Act has led to hunng contracts with local property


W10: Cycle Recycle Infrastructure  

by Marlin Nowbakht