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