Public space design for flooding: Facing the challenges presented by climate change adaptation

by Matos Silva Cabral, Maria (Ph.D. Dissertation)

Directors: Costa, João Pedro; Castel-Branco, Cristina

The urban phenomenon of floods is recurrent and is expected to be aggravated in the near and distant future, not only in light of climate change projections, but also if flood management approaches continue the path of “business as usual”. Facing this problem-matter, this research proposes the design of public spaces as a key component in the adaptation to current and expected urban flood events. Continue reading Public space design for flooding: Facing the challenges presented by climate change adaptation

The Art of Urban Design in Urban Regeneration

08455.pngA. Remesar (Ed)

The Art of Urban Design in Urban Regeneration.  Interdisciplinarity, Policies, Governance, Public Space

Pàges: 156
ISBN: 978-84-475-3781-5
Edition: 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Rabat. Royal Patronage for urban art

Journal of a gadabout (6) by Dr. A. Remesar

DSC08204I recommend a visit to Rabat. Ahead of they conclude the works of what we call “the third Rabat”.

The first is the victorious Ribat (Ribat al-Fath), as stated in the monolith of entry into the old limits. It includes the medina and the city center designed by Prost following the recommendations of Forestier, both two under the orders of Marshal Lyautey.

A center expanded in several districts of French flavour: Ocean – site of the corniche suffering remodelling and pressure of the projects Kasr al Bahr and Sephira; Les Orangers, Aviation, Belvedaire… and the most bourgeois of all Agdal Hay Riad. Continue reading Rabat. Royal Patronage for urban art

Watered down insights

RACO launched the volume 44 of the On the w@terfront. In this volume Dr. Esen Gökçe Özdamar, assistant professor Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Tekirdag, Turkey, analyses the process of transformation of the antrepo buildings in the port of Istambul. Continue reading Watered down insights