Floating architecture in the landscape: Climate change adaptation ideas, opportunities and challenges

Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. (2019) Floating architecture in the landscape: Climate change adaptation ideas, opportunities and challenges. Landscape Research . ISSN 0142-6397 (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Opportunities exist for radical strategies, driven by spatial planning, to adapt our urban fabric to climate change. Floating developments are one such innovation. This phenomenon and its ideas are driven by a variety of societal forces, including by population pressure, rapid urbanisation, the resulting need for additional housing inventory, by urban adaptation strategies to counter fluvial flooding and sea level rise, plus interests in urban landscape renewal. We reflect on seventeen projects in five countries and note that, to date, it is inner city harbours or industrial areas in decline that are being targeted for floating communities. These can add renewal, recreational and landscape value, while simultaneously expanding the existing urban housing stock.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 27354
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article to be published by Taylor & Francis in Landscape Research.
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Depositing User: Josie Joyce
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 14:53
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 04:18
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27354

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