Landscape projects to mitigate future floods

Landscape architecture projects could be set to significantly reduce future flooding in the UK. SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) are expected to become a requirement of future developments across the UK, an approach advocated by the Landscape Institute and embraced through green infrastructure proposals developed by many landscape architects. The BBC reports that previous delays to these new rules could be about to be opened up. … Continue reading Landscape projects to mitigate future floods

Rising tides and storm surges

Several interesting initiatives where landscape architects have been involved in addressing storm surges and rising tides in Europe and North America: – Facing up to Rising Sea Levels: Retreat, Defend, Attack? – Rising Currents – On the Palisade Bay – Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape Are there any other references anyone can offer? Image: Scape Studio, Oystertecture Continue reading Rising tides and storm surges

Town evacuated due to expected storm surge

The town of Jaywick in Essex has been evacuated due to the potential storm surge later today. The seaside town was inundated with water during the North Sea flood of 1953 and has lived under the threat of flooding for decades.   Earlier this year it was revealed that confidential plans had been discussed to protect London from future storm surges. These included sacrificing parts … Continue reading Town evacuated due to expected storm surge