1st Edition

Delta Urbanism: The Netherlands

Edited By Han Meyer, Steffen Nijhuis, Inge Bobbink Copyright 2010
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Delta Urbanism is a major new initiative that explores the growth, development, and management of deltaic cities and regions, with the aim of balancing various goals in a sustainable manner: urbanization, port commerce, industrial development, flood defense, public safety, ecological balance, tourism, and recreation. This book is a detailed history and overview of how one low-lying country has developed the policies, tools, technology, planning, public outreach, and international cooperation needed to save their populated deltas.

    Foreword , Preface , Introduction , Understanding the Dutch Delta , The Dynamics of the Dutch Delta , Draining, Dredging, Reclaiming , The Making of Dutch Delta Landscapes , Composition and Construction of Dutch Delta Cities , Governing a Complex Delta , Reinventing the Dutch Delta , From West to East: Integrating Coastal Defense, Water Management, and Spatial Planning , The Southwest Delta: Toward a New Synergy , Delta City Rotterdam: Where it All Comes Together

    Biography

    Han Meyer is professor of theory and methods of urban design, TU-Delft, The Netherlands