Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change / Edition 1

Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change / Edition 1

by Donald Watson, Michele Adams
     
 

The complete guide to planning and design for water sustainability, as well as flooding and natural disasters

Architects, urban planners, and urban designers, as well as water resources engineers and landscape architects will discover that Design for Flooding presents the best practices and lessons to create buildings and communities that are more

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The complete guide to planning and design for water sustainability, as well as flooding and natural disasters

Architects, urban planners, and urban designers, as well as water resources engineers and landscape architects will discover that Design for Flooding presents the best practices and lessons to create buildings and communities that are more resilient in the face of severe weather, climate change, and the prospect of rising sea level.

Design for Flooding covers technical and institutional issues—along with new design and business opportunities—built upon:

  • Fundamentals of climate and weather, stormwater and floodplain management
  • Best practices of flood-resistant design and adaption to sea level rise
  • Multidisciplinary design that integrates sound ecological and engineering principles
  • Innovative design and construction to protect and improve water security

"Design for Flooding defines the need and opportunity for planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and conservation biologists to work together to develop the mix of inland and coastal flooding solutions required for a comprehensive response to climate change."
From the Foreword by Daniel Williams, FAIA, author of Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning

"Design for Flooding should be a major tool for the design professions, for public agencies, and for civic activists, indeed for everyone who wishes to bring a genuinely 'intelligent' design for water to their communities. It is a call to action and demonstrates that we have the knowledge, the tools, and the capability to better manage the water system on which we depend."
From the Foreword by Carol Franklin, FASLA

A portfolio of award-winning designs illustrates practical and visionary projects to prepare for a resilient future, including:

  • A case study of Climate's Long-term Impacts on Metro Boston (CLIMB) analyzes four alternatives to prepare for climate change
  • A design charrette sponsored by The Regional Plan Association of New York illustrates creative concepts for waterfront revitalization and flood protection
  • Lessons from the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States indicate the effectiveness of long-term preparedness planning combined with phased mitigation and renewal projects
  • Examples include renovations and small buildings, showing how every project at any scale is a design opportunity to increase the sustainability and resilience of our communities, water, and ecosystem services

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470475645
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
951,196
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Foreword (Carol Franklin, RLA, FASLA)

Foreword (Daniel E. Williams, FAIA).

Introduction.

PART I: NATURE OF WATER.

Chapter 1: Weather.

1.1 Sun and Earth.

1.2 The Atmosphere.

1.3 Weather.

Chapter 2: Land and Water.

2.1 Water and Carbon Cycles.

2.2 Biodiversity and the Landscape.

2.3 Follow the Water: The Opportunity for WatershedPlanning.

Chapter 3: Flooding.

3.1 Flooding from Increased Precipitation.

3.2 Flooding from Severe Storms.

3.3 Economic and Social Costs of Water-Related NaturalDisasters.

PART II: DESIGN WITH WATER.

Chapter 4: The Natural Landscape.

4.1 Understanding the Natural Water Balance.

4.2 When the Water Balance Is Altered.

4.3 Soils and Vegetation.

4.4 Subsurface Water Movement.

4.5 Stream Systems, Wetlands, Riparian Zones, andFloodplains.

Chapter 5: The Altered Landscape.

5.1 When the Landscape Is Altered.

5.2 Altered Stream Systems and Increased Flood Damage.

5.3 Why Detention Does Not Solve Flooding.

5.4 Summary: The Natural Landscape as a Model for ResilientDesign.

Chapter 6: Design for Inland Flooding.

6.1 Resilient Design for Inland Flooding.

6.2 Tools for Watershed Protection.

6.3 Communities and Buildings in Floodplains.

PART III: FLOOD-RESISTANT DESIGN.

Chapter 7: Flood Design Analysis.

7.1 Definition of Terms.

7.2 Flood Elevation: Base Flood and Design Flood.

Chapter 8: The Coast.

8.1 Coastal Processes.

8.2 Shoreline Protection.

8.3 Flood Barriers and Floodgates.

8.4 Summary of Coastal Protection Measures.

Chapter 9: Flood Design Practices for Buildings.

9.1 Overview of Flood Design.

9.2 Flood Design at the Building Scale.

PART IV: DESIGN FOR RESILIENCE.

Chapter 10: Flood-Resistant Design for Sites andCommunities.

10.1 Coastal Communities.

10.2 Comprehensive Planning for Resilient Communities.

10.3 Local Actions to Build Community Resilience.

Chapter 11: Sea Level Rise.

11.1 Sea Level Rise: The Issues.

11.2 Sea Level Rise: Design Responses.

Chapter 12: Design for Resilience.

12.1 The Wave of the Future.

12.2 Models for National and International Action.

12.3 Design Resolution.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Index.

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