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A Room for Water

Rodriguez Angeles, Maria Margarita LU (2018) ASBM01 20181
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Floods are the most frequent hazard that affects around 2.3 billion people each year. This natural disaster can occur in every continent and human activity has been contributing to the increasing adverse impacts of flood
events. This urban design proposal explores the possibilities of creating a sustainable area that can work alongside floods.

The projects site is located in Morelia, Mexico. The city suffers from floods and every year it affects around 76 neighborhoods located near the river bank. The proposal looks towards the creation of a proof of concept that can be reproduce in different locations along the river to reduce the negative impacts of flooding. The areas should give space for the water and at the same time be... (More)
Floods are the most frequent hazard that affects around 2.3 billion people each year. This natural disaster can occur in every continent and human activity has been contributing to the increasing adverse impacts of flood
events. This urban design proposal explores the possibilities of creating a sustainable area that can work alongside floods.

The projects site is located in Morelia, Mexico. The city suffers from floods and every year it affects around 76 neighborhoods located near the river bank. The proposal looks towards the creation of a proof of concept that can be reproduce in different locations along the river to reduce the negative impacts of flooding. The areas should give space for the water and at the same time be developed and offer recreational spaces that can be enjoyed by the city inhabitants.

There are three main strategies use to achieve these: Re-Naturalize, Re-Build and Re-Connect. The strategies basically create an area that can allow flooding while cleaning water, developing water resilient typologies and creating accessible public spaces for the city. (Less)
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author
Rodriguez Angeles, Maria Margarita LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Designing for Flooding. The case of a Medium-Size Mexican City.
course
ASBM01 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Floods, Urban Design, Sustainability, Flood Typologies, Water Management, Wetland, Park, Mexico
language
English
id
8944823
date added to LUP
2018-06-13 14:45:20
date last changed
2018-06-13 14:45:20
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  abstract     = {Floods are the most frequent hazard that affects around 2.3 billion people each year. This natural disaster can occur in every continent and human activity has been contributing to the increasing adverse impacts of flood
events. This urban design proposal explores the possibilities of creating a sustainable area that can work alongside floods. 

The projects site is located in Morelia, Mexico. The city suffers from floods and every year it affects around 76 neighborhoods located near the river bank. The proposal looks towards the creation of a proof of concept that can be reproduce in different locations along the river to reduce the negative impacts of flooding. The areas should give space for the water and at the same time be developed and offer recreational spaces that can be enjoyed by the city inhabitants.

There are three main strategies use to achieve these: Re-Naturalize, Re-Build and Re-Connect. The strategies basically create an area that can allow flooding while cleaning water, developing water resilient typologies and creating accessible public spaces for the city.},
  author       = {Rodriguez Angeles, Maria Margarita},
  keyword      = {Floods,Urban Design,Sustainability,Flood Typologies,Water Management,Wetland,Park,Mexico},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Room for Water},
  year         = {2018},
}