Urban Design and Adapting to Flood Risk: The Role of Green Infrastructure

Title: Urban Design and Adapting to Flood Risk: The Role of Green Infrastructure
Authors: Lennon, Mick
Scott, Mark J.
O'Neill, Eoin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7839
Date: 24-Sep-2014
Abstract: This Practice Paper identifies and critically examines three alternative approaches and associated design philosophies in response to the problem of urban flooding. It traces the reasons why these three approaches have emerged and discusses the attributes of each. Following this, it examines the potential of the green infrastructure approach as a means to realize 'evolutionary resilience' in designing urban environments for enhanced drainage management. The paper then contrasts the three alternative approaches to flood risk management and identifies some implications of advancing the green infrastructure concept in urban design activities.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2014 Taylor and Francis
Keywords: Green infrastructure;Flooding;Risk management
DOI: 10.1080/13574809.2014.944113
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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