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Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise

Green and Gray Strategies

  • StefanĀ Al
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stefan Al
    Pages 1-22
  3. City Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Stefan Al
      Pages 24-31
    3. Stefan Al
      Pages 32-37
    4. Stefan Al
      Pages 38-43
    5. Stefan Al
      Pages 44-49
  4. Local Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Stefan Al
      Pages 53-85
    3. Stefan Al
      Pages 87-99
    4. Stefan Al
      Pages 101-119
    5. Stefan Al
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    6. Stefan Al
      Pages 137-137
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About this book

Introduction

"Stefan Al provides an accessible overview of typical strategies for designing an urban shoreline to respond to flooding, with a strong emphasis on past and present Dutch approaches. Numerous illustrations make it useful for non-designers, as well as students of design. I recommend the book to planners and designers who are looking for an introduction to strategies for coastal design."

Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

"Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise is a frank typological exploration that synthesizes civil engineering, landscape, and urban design considerations into an accessible reference that highlights the adaptive and maladaptive tendencies of design. Rich with case studies, the book provides critical insights into the nuances shaping the life cycle of design interventions."
Jesse M. Keenan, Faculty of Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

"With his book, Stefan Al presents an inspiring and extensive toolbox of strategies that cities can embrace to adapt to sea level rise. Al looks across the world optimistically: yes we can do it! And we must, since there is no time to waste. Adaptation is different in every place, and this book shows us how to maximize opportunities if only we work together in a truly inclusive and comprehensive way."
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Sherpa to the UN and World Bank High Level Panel on Water, and Principal for Rebuild by Design

Keywords

climate change adaptation green infrastructure sea level rise stormwater management delta city

Authors and affiliations

  • StefanĀ Al
    • 1
  1. 1.School of DesignUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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