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|Title:||Design with floods: from defence against a ‘Natural’ threat to adaptation to a human-natural process||Authors:||Hobeica, L.
|Keywords:||Food adaptation; Riverine urban projects; Spatial design; Urban regeneration||Issue Date:||2016||Publisher:||WIT Press||Serial title, monograph or event:||International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering||Volume:||6||Issue:||3||Abstract:||Recognizing that traditional ﬂood management interventions focus on defence, attempting to eliminate contingencies in the urban relationship with rivers, an emergent perspective, spearheaded by spatial design, seeks to deal with ﬂoods through a more holistic framework. In contrast to the prevalent ‘design against ﬂoods’ approach that targets either the hazard or the exposure components of ﬂood risk, ‘design with ﬂoods’ focuses as well on the assets at stake (including the built envelopes of exposed people and activities, usually covered under the term vulnerability), duly acknowledging the intertwining of natural and human processes. Using a multiple case study comprising three European ﬂood-prone urban projects, we explore potentials of spatial design as an adaptation tool that goes beyond ﬂood protection to foster wider societal gains. Our analyses have so far suggested that ‘design with ﬂoods’ requires a positive stance through which problem-solving and sense-making approaches are merged to provide both safety and urbanity (enriched urban realm and experience), without eliminating ﬂoods per se, accepted as a complex hybrid process.||Description:||This paper is part of the "Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Flood Risk Management and Response" (FRIAR 2016)||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10316/41756||ISSN:||2041-9031
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