Working with floods: leading landscape architecture & urbanism approaches

As the South of England continues to be inundated with storms, The Landscape side-steps the political finger-pointing to present leading initiatives to working with water, projects led by Landscape Architects, Urbanists and Designers.

1. On the Water: Palisade Bay – This research project explores the patterns of storms on the East Coast of the US and their impact on the New York bay. The research established the context for the Rising Currents projects at the MoMA.

2. Rising Currents – A workshop exploring rising water levels and storm surges in the New York harbour brought together multidisciplinary teams to present their findings at PS1 / MoMA.

3. Changing Course – A competition organised by the Van Alen Institute for infrastructural scale strategies for managing river/coastal conditions

4. Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape – A research project and publication by landscape architects, Mathur and da Cunha

5. Waterfront Visions: Transformaties in Amsterdam-Noord

6. Riverscapes: Designing Urban Embankments

7. The LiFE Handbook: Long-term Initiatives for Flood Risk Environments

8. Design for Flooding

9. Facing up to rising sea levels: Defend, Attack, Retreat? – An initiative by the ICE/RIBA to explore options for coastal flooding

10. Briefing: Landscape and Water – The Landscape Institute (LI) briefing on the latest flooding in the UK. The LI have established a strong voice on working with water, through water sensitive design and green infrastructures

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