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Floodscapes

Contemporary Landscape Strategies in Times of Climate Change

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Living with floods in times of climate change

> Showcase of European modern water engineering
> Six contemporary projects from four European countries

Floodscapes tells the multifaceted story of humankind’s relationship with flooding, oscillating between fight and symbiosis. Modern water engineering has turned plains and valleys into fully inhabitable environments. At the same time, they have become rigid and highly vulnerable to climate change. In ground-breaking efforts to prevent future floods, countries are rediscovering adaptation strategies: making room for flooding, redistributing risks and reconsidering the use and legal status of floodplains.

Through historical investigations and through the analysis of six contemporary projects implemented in four European countries, Floodscapes illustrates how flood-mitigation measures can be embedded in local space and culture. Merged with landscape development, agriculture, recreation, nature and even urban growth, river management becomes a design issue again, giving landscape architects and urban designers a prominent role in future transitions.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-525-1 | March 2020 | expected | Frederic Rossano | design: Studio Joost Grootens | English | hardcover | 17 x 24 cm | 384 pages | illustrated (150 full color) | with support from: the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Bureau of Architectural, Urban and Landscape Research (BRAUP) and AMUP Research Laboratory

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