Delta Urbanism: The Netherlands

By Han Meyer, Inge Bobbink, Steffen Nijhuis

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Delta Urbanism is a major new initiative that explores the growth, development, and management of deltaic cities and regions, with the aim of balancing various goals in a sustainable manner: urbanization, port commerce, industrial development, flood defense, public safety, ecological balance, tourism, and recreation.

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Page Count
208
Date Published
April 15, 2010
ISBN
978-1-932364-86-6
Format
Paperback
Publisher
APA Planners Press

About the Authors

Han Meyer

Inge Bobbink

Steffen Nijhuis

Table of Contents

Foreword: Delta Urbanism

Preface: Safe and Sustainable Delta Cities

Introduction: How to Deal with the Complexity of the Urbanized Delta
Han Meyer, Inge Bobbink, Steffen Nijhuis

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE DUTCH DELTA

Chapter 1. The Dynamics of the Dutch Delta
Steffen Nijhuis and Inge Bobbink

Chapter 2. Draining, Dredging, Reclaiming: The Technology of Making a Dry, Safe, and Sustainable Delta Landscape
Marcel Stive and Han Vrijling

Chapter 3. The Making of Dutch Delta Landscapes
Inge Bobbink and Steffen Nijhuis

Chapter 4. Composition and Construction of Dutch Delta Cities
Han Meyer

Chapter 5: Governing a Complex Delta
Wil Zonneveld

PART TWO: REINVENTING THE DUTCH DELTA

Chapter 6. From West to East: Integrating Coastal Defense, Water Management, and Spatial Planning
Maurits de Hoog

Chapter 7. The Southwest Delta:  Toward a New Synergy
Joost Schrijnen and Jandirk Hoekstra

Chapter 8. Delta City Rotterdam: Where It All Comes Together
Han Meyer

References

Index

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