RIVERS by Design is a new guide for planners, developers, architects and landscape architects.
Using a series of inspirational case studies it shows development professionals the crucial role they can play in meeting the needs of people and the environment through river restoration.
The guide offers practical advice and step-by-step help on restoring our rivers. It also illustrates how working with the natural environment makes economic and environmental sense.
Case studies from Korea to Milton Keynes demonstrate that well located, planned and designed development can increase ecological quality, reduce flood risk and create social and economic benefits such as improved recreational facilities and public spaces.
Rivers by Design has been written by RESTORE, a partnership for sharing knowledge and promoting best practice on river restoration in Europe. It is freely available for download from the RESTORE website.