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Erratum published on 31 March 2017, see Water 2017, 9(4), 243.

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Water 2016, 8(7), 284; doi:10.3390/w8070284

Flood Adaptation Measures Applicable in the Design of Urban Public Spaces: Proposal for a Conceptual Framework

Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Arquitetura, CIAUD, Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design, Rua Sá Nogueira, Pólo Universitário do Alto da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-063, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Peter J. Coombes
Received: 3 May 2016 / Revised: 22 June 2016 / Accepted: 5 July 2016 / Published: 12 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Water Challenges)
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Abstract

Assuming the importance of public space design in the implementation of effective adaptation action towards urban flooding, this paper identifies and systematizes a wide range of flood adaptation measures pertinent to the design of public spaces. It presents findings from both a systematic literature review and an empirical analysis retrieved from concrete public space design precedents. It concludes with the presentation of a conceptual framework that organizes the identified measures in accordance to their main, and secondary, infrastructural strategies. The intention behind the disclosed framework is to aid a multitude of professionals during the initial exploratory phases of public space projects that incorporate flooding adaptation capacities. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; adaptation; flood risk management; public space design; urbanism climate change; adaptation; flood risk management; public space design; urbanism
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Matos Silva, M.; Costa, J.P. Flood Adaptation Measures Applicable in the Design of Urban Public Spaces: Proposal for a Conceptual Framework. Water 2016, 8, 284.

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