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More Urban Water: Design and Management of Dutch Water Cities

Series: Urban Water Series

Edited By: Fransje Hooimeijer and Wout Toorn Vrijthoff

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Jan 2008 | #171425 | ISBN-13: 9780415453585
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An integral approach to the relation of urbanism and water management in Dutch water cities and to adjustments necessary to upgrade water management systems to the requirements imposed by a changing amount or precipitation and by changing function, technology and scale of urban areas.


Chapter 1: Introduction: water's changing context 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Climate change 1.3 The Netherlands water land 1.4 The organisation of a water management authority 1.5 Giving space instead of holding water back 1.6 Institutional policy frameworks 1.7 Urban water management 1.8 Expanding the water storage capacity 1.9 Approach on a spatial level 1.10 Costs and sources of funding Chapter 2: The form and function of water in the city 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Basic types of water town 2.3 The expansion of water towns 2.4 The overture to the city 2.5 Expansions in the polder in the interwar years 2.6 Water towns after the war 2.7 The primordial Dutch talent 2.8 The future: Rotterdam Water City 2035 Govert Geldof Chapter 3: The urban design issues in existing cities 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The state of affairs in the prewar city 3.3 The structure of the prewar city 3.4 The issues in the prewar city by theme 3.5 The issue in the prewar city 3.6 The state of affairs in the post-war city 3.7 The post-war urban expansion 3.8 The common approach in the post-war city 3.9 New opportunities in restructuring the post-war city Chapter 4: The water issues in the existing city 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Water flows 4.3 Guiding principles: comprehensive and sustainable 4.4 Guiding models 4.5 Water issues in the planning process Chapter 5: More water in the historic city centre: transformation 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Catharijnesingel, Utrecht 5.3 Old Harbour, Breda 5.4 East city centre, Delft 5.5 Conclusion Chapter 6: More water in the city, from 1850 to 1945: consolidation 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Museumpark, Rotterdam 6.3 Vogelwijk, The Hague 6.4 Conclusion Chapter 7: More water in the post-war city: restructuring 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Poptahof, Delft 7.3 Wielwijk, Dordrecht 7.4 Schalkwijk, Haarlem 7.5 Conclusion Chapter 8: International comparison 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Seoul (South Korea) 8.3 Tokyo (Japan) 8.4 The Ruhr (Germany) Chapter 9: Conclusions Bibliography

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