Surfacing wetlands through design ethnography and visualisation in two urban renewal sites in Sydney

  • Crosby, Alexandra (Chief Investigator)
  • Vanni Accarigi, Illaria (Chief Investigator)
  • Jones, Sarah (Chief Investigator)
  • Houston, Donna (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Goodman, James (Chief Investigator)
  • Salazar, Juan (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Urban wetlands in Australia provide benefits for climate change mitigation, pollution reduction, habitat provision and socioecological connection. However, in large cities like Sydney, urban wetlands are unseen because undergrounded, and, therefore not adequately understood. This illegibility, and loss of understanding by residents, planners and policy makers impedes wetlands' good management. This project surfaces wetlands through visualisation in a multimodal knowledge platform focusing on two urban renewal sites, Green Square and Marrickville South. We leverage design ethnography to develop resources for strengthening multiple stakeholders’ socioecological engagement through methods empowering just, creative and open participation.
Short titleSurfacing wetlands through design ethnography
AcronymDP24 (UTS led)
Effective start/end date22/02/24 → 21/02/27