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FLOODING THE CITY: CREATING DYNAMIC SPACES FOR WATER
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design. (Sustainable Urban Planning and Design (SUPD))
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on areas prone to inland floods and more specifically on the municipality of Acharnes, Attica, Greece. Usually, flood risk management strategies are treated as an engineering problem. Here, the floodplains/wetlands are going to be addressed as an asset and reveal the role of the landscape as a dynamic way for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Furthermore, such an approach can also offer potentials not only for water quality and management but also for benefiting the public spaces and open a discussion concerning awareness and engagement.

Within the context of Attica, flood prone areas are not only ecologically deprived but also places of inequalities and loose social capacities. Acharnes is not an exception. Thus, the vision of this thesis is to investigate an alternative way for flood resistance by incorporating tools and methods capable of strengthening local communities.

The thesis will investigate the following questions:

•How can cities adapt to water issues and how can public space be used towards this end?

•Can design for flood management be incorporated into a greater strategy connected to building relations?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
RIVER STREAMS, FLOOD MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SPACE, STORMWATER, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189039DiVA: diva2:942877
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
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2016-05-31, Groundfloor, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

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