New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)
Aug13

New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)

In the 21st Century, the world will see an unprecedented migration of people moving from rural to urban areas. With global demand for water projected to outstrip supply in the coming decades, cities will likely face water insecurity as a result of climate change and the various impacts of urbanisation. Traditionally, urban water managers have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects to meet increased demands for...

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Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding
Jul01

Urban Green Spaces as Adaptive Measures to Flooding

Management of freshwater resources as well as coping with increasing natural disasters like flooding are issues currently plaguing cities across the globe. The higher frequency in extreme events like storms with a higher density of rainfall causing rapid flooding and violent landslides are just some of the many consequences associated with climate change (Momm-Schult et al., 2013). Cities have long changed the landscape and therefore...

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Cities becoming resilient while enhancing nature
Jun09

Cities becoming resilient while enhancing nature

In the 21st century cities around the world will face increasing pressure on resources and infrastructure from rising populations, urban sprawl and climate change. To ensure cities continue to be the center of global economic activity and happiness cities need to become resilient to all types of shocks both natural and man-made Click & Tweet! , where resilience is defined as the capacity of cities to function, so that the people...

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Hamburg’s resilience plan
Nov19

Hamburg’s resilience plan

Cities around the world are being impacted by more frequent and severe weather-events. With global urban populations increasing rapidly, and cities encroaching into natural watersheds, more people and infrastructure will be in harms way in the decades to come. To reduce risks to human life, property and infrastructure from climate change extreme-weather events cities need to embed resilience-thinking into current and future...

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Rotterdam on the path to becoming a resilient city
Nov04

Rotterdam on the path to becoming a resilient city

A resilient city according to resilientcity.org is one that “has developed capacities to help absorb future shocks and stresses to its social, economic, and technical systems and infrastructures so as to still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity”. One city on a path to becoming a resilient city in the face of climate change is Rotterdam. Rotterdam’s strategy to become resilient In...

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