Flooding occurred in many areas of Queensland during late December 2010 and early January 2011, with three quarters of the state declared a disaster zone. Edition 93 (March 2011) Urban Design Forum carried a number of related articles, but now is the time to share our flood experiences and find a way to be better prepared next time.
‘Following the 1974 floods, as a community we learnt a lot and initiated some important changes to better prepare us for future floods’ said Peter Skinner, President of the Australian Institute of Architects ‘Unfortunately, it would now appear that we also forgot a lot over the following thirty-six years and maybe we also lost a lot of the good thinking from that time.
The ‘Flood of Ideas’ project aims to allow everyone to take part in a conversation that might help us be better prepared for future floods.”
Flood of Ideas is a forum gathering diverse and creative ideas for how we plan and respond to floods and natural disasters in our community. We are collecting and documenting flood response ideas.