About this issue

Volume 40 – Number 2
302 pages

Summary

This issue is dedicated to ‘Delta urbanism’, addressing the need to find special approaches and solutions for spatial planning and urban design in delta regions. The series of recent floods in urbanized delta areas shows the need for a fundamental reconsideration of urban development in delta, coastal and river plain areas. 

deltas, urbanisation

Delta Urbanism: New Challenges for Planning and Design in Urbanized Deltas

Editor: Han Meyer
29 May 2014

This issue of Built Environment is dedicated to ‘Delta urbanism’, addressing the need to find special approaches and solutions for spatial planning and urban design in delta regions. The series of recent floods in urbanized delta areas (New Orleans 2005, Japan 2011, Bangkok 2011, New York 2012, etc.) shows the need for a fundamental reconsideration of urban development in delta, coastal and river plain areas. However, with ‘delta urbanism’ we do not mean that we should focus only on the effects of climate change and on the question of improving flood defence systems. 

Contents

  • Delta-Urbanism: New Challenges for Planning and Design in Urbanized Deltas
    Han Meyer
  • Urbanized Deltas as Complex Adaptive Systems: Implications for Planning and Design
    Ed Dammers, Arnold K. Bregt, Jurian Edelenbos, Han Meyer and Bonno Pel
  • Delta Governance. The DNA of a Specific Kind of Urbanization
    Luuk Boelens
  • Fluidity, Rigidity, and Consequence. A Comparative Historical Geography of the Mississippi and Sénégal River Deltas and the Deltaic Urbanism of New Orleans and Saint-Louis
    Richard Campanella
  • The Nile Delta – Urbanizing on Diminishing Resources
    Cornelia Redeker and Sameh A. Kantoush
  • Dichotomous Delta: between the Natural and the Metropolitan: The Case of the Parana Delta, Argentina
    Veronica Zagare
  • Mekong delta: Living with Water, But for How Long?
    Marcel Marchand, Dieu Quang Pham and Trang Le
  • The Metropolitan Landscapes of the Pearl River Delta and the San Francisco Bay Area
    Peter Bosselmann and Sarah Moos
  • Research by Design on the Dutch Coastline: Bridging Flood Control and Spatial Quality
    Nikki Brand, Inge Kersten, Remon Pot and Maike Warmerdam
  • New Orleans after Katrina: Building America’s Water City
    David Wagonner, Nanco Dolman, Derek Hoeferlin, Han Meyer, Pieter Schengenga, Sabien Thomaesz, Jaap Van Den Bout, Jaap Van Der Salm and Chris Van Der Zwet
  • Publication Reviews