Cities are faced with the increasing risks of inland and coastal flooding as impacts of climate change and sea level rise are being felt. To respond to this challenge as place-making opportunities, this session conducts water urbanism case studies from multiple perspectives to offer water urbanism as an emerging approach to landscape architecture.
Understand water as a driving force for urban design and landscape architecture.
Acquire a water planning toolbox of strategies for cities to respond to climate change.
Examine ways to successfully integrate low-impact development strategies into places for people in urban settings.
Investigate motivating and inhibiting factors underlying a water-coherent approach to urban design and landscape architecture.