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Integrated urban design and open storm drainage in our urban environments : Merging drainage techniques into our city’s urban spaces

Mottaghi, Misagh LU ; Aspegren, Henrik LU and Jönsson, Karin LU (2016) In Water Practice & Technology 11(1). p.118-126
Abstract

Flooding is the most common natural hazard in Europe. Cities cannot rely only on underground solutions which are expensive and inflexible. In order to reduce the negative impacts of flood, open and surface solutions play a key role in the efficiency of urban drainage systems. Utilizing the earth’s surface as part of sustainable water infrastructure, also as powerful element for creating the space, adds multiple values to our urban environments. This article suggests a framework to increase the likelihood of turning the idea of flood resilient city to a best practice. The paper is clarifying the design principles. The target is turning a space to a functional place by applying drainage techniques in urban design, which requires robust... (More)

Flooding is the most common natural hazard in Europe. Cities cannot rely only on underground solutions which are expensive and inflexible. In order to reduce the negative impacts of flood, open and surface solutions play a key role in the efficiency of urban drainage systems. Utilizing the earth’s surface as part of sustainable water infrastructure, also as powerful element for creating the space, adds multiple values to our urban environments. This article suggests a framework to increase the likelihood of turning the idea of flood resilient city to a best practice. The paper is clarifying the design principles. The target is turning a space to a functional place by applying drainage techniques in urban design, which requires robust local integration between the urban space and technical solutions. The study of storm water management in the Swedish and Dutch contexts was an important base for this formulation. Considering the important share of urban design in urban transition success, the paper is focusing on categorizing the required steps of flood resilient urban design.

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Adaptive urban landscape, Blue green infrastructure, Ecological urbanism, Sustainable drainage systems, Urban design principles, Water sensitive urban design
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Water Practice & Technology
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11
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9 pages
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IWA Publishing
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10.2166/wpt.2016.016
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  abstract     = {<p>Flooding is the most common natural hazard in Europe. Cities cannot rely only on underground solutions which are expensive and inflexible. In order to reduce the negative impacts of flood, open and surface solutions play a key role in the efficiency of urban drainage systems. Utilizing the earth’s surface as part of sustainable water infrastructure, also as powerful element for creating the space, adds multiple values to our urban environments. This article suggests a framework to increase the likelihood of turning the idea of flood resilient city to a best practice. The paper is clarifying the design principles. The target is turning a space to a functional place by applying drainage techniques in urban design, which requires robust local integration between the urban space and technical solutions. The study of storm water management in the Swedish and Dutch contexts was an important base for this formulation. Considering the important share of urban design in urban transition success, the paper is focusing on categorizing the required steps of flood resilient urban design.</p>},
  author       = {Mottaghi, Misagh and Aspegren, Henrik and Jönsson, Karin},
  issn         = {1751-231X},
  keyword      = {Adaptive urban landscape,Blue green infrastructure,Ecological urbanism,Sustainable drainage systems,Urban design principles,Water sensitive urban design},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {118--126},
  publisher    = {IWA Publishing},
  series       = {Water Practice & Technology},
  title        = {Integrated urban design and open storm drainage in our urban environments : Merging drainage techniques into our city’s urban spaces},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2016.016},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2016},
}