HOW IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REFLECTED IN PLANNING INTENTIONS, REGULATIONS AND CURRENT PRACTICE?
The study looks at how stormwater management is reflected within today’s municipal planning: Is there awareness and appreciation of the possible ecosystem services of water at the moment of deciding future land use? The site-specific case study presented in this paper – Lørenskog, an adjacent municipality to Oslo – has been suffering from flooding and is at present one of Norway’s fastest growing municipalities. The recreational protected area Marka to the north and to the south meets the expansion of housing, logistics and the industrial areas that are located along the motorway E6 connecting to the Gardermoen Airport. Significant features include the urban expansion that replaces woodland along the river and worsens an already documented existing flood risk along Ellingsrudelva. Here, there is a need for reading the territory from the urban perspective to the landscape and back again, in order to find solutions that are beneficial for both the environment and for the< urban development.