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Adapting cities to sea level rise : green and gray strategies

Author: Stefan Al; Edgar Westerhof
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas. These types of events are typically called natural disasters. But overwhelming scientific consensus says they are actually the result of human-induced climate change and irresponsible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
Designs and plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Al; Edgar Westerhof
ISBN: 9781610919074 1610919076
OCLC Number: 1030339521
Description: xiii, 143 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color plans ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. City strategies. Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands --
New York City, New York, USA --
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA --
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Part two. Local strategies. Hard-protect strategies --
(Protect + reoccupy/reclaim --
Seawall --
Revetment --
Breakwater --
Floodwall --
Dike --
Multipurpose dike --
Surge barrier) --
Soft-protect strategies --
(Living shoreline --
Dunes and beach nourishment --
Floating island) --
Store strategies --
(Floodable plain --
Polder --
Floodable square --
Stormwater infiltration) --
Retreat strategies --
(Raised ground --
Flood proofing --
Strategic retreat).
Responsibility: Stefan Al ; foreword by Edgar Westerhof.

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The first book to bring possible infrastructure solutions to sea level rise in a clear and easy to read format, enhanced bybeautiful graphics.  Read more...

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