The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has provided evidence of the water cycle benefits of new approaches to urban design and housing typologies, what factors influence design quality of infill development and perceptions of Adelaide residents regarding a range of dwelling types, including the value attributed to private and communal green spaces on private land relative to other attributes.

Mellissa Bradley will present key findings from the CRCWSC’s research and suggest possible ways to integrate the learnings in everyday practice.


Mellissa Bradley

Mellissa has more than 25 years’ experience working within the fields of civil design, development assessment, policy development, environmental management and construction management for stormwater and wastewater re-use schemes.

Her cross-disciplinary experience has enabled her to translate technical information and research into a form suitable for use by decision makers, policy writers and practitioners, providing the guidance and evidence base needed for urban greening and water sensitive cities transitions.

Mellissa is committed to supporting industry and government achieve a cultural shift and build the technical capability required to mainstream water sensitive urban design practices.

For her contribution to urban water management, Mellissa was the recipient of the Leadership Award at the South Australian 2019 Smart Water Awards.