Urban riverbanks are attractive locations and highly prized recreational environments. The designs of urban river landscapes must fulfill a broad range of requirements: flood control, open space design, and ecology are as a rule the three dominant themes, and they must often be reconciled within a very restricted space. The river must be understood as a process: governed by changing water levels, shifting seasons, erosion, and sedimentation, the river environment is not a static entity but constantly changing the design must be flexible and take this into account. This book is the product of a multi-year study that subjected more than fifty Western European projects to a comparative analysis. Theresult is a systematic catalog of effective strategies and innovative design elements. First, designers and planners are given an overview of the broad and varied spectrum of design possibilities. The book s processoriented approach is especially helpful where the focus is on long-term, sustainable measures. The publication consists of two linked volumes that enable the reader to consult the systematic catalog and the case study section side by side. The easy-to-navigate structure and an extensive glossary provide further guidance, while the work s highly distinctive design makes it visually appealing as well and invites the reader to leaf through and explore it.
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Comprehensive handbook of river planningAbout the Author:
Prof. Dr. Martin Prominski, born in 1967, studied landscape architecture at Technical University of Berlin. DAAD scholarship at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ph.D. thesis on Complex landscape design . From 2003 2008 he was assistant professor in Theory of contemporary landscape architecture , and became a full professor for Designing urban landscapes at Leibniz University Hanover in 2009. Professor Antje Stokman, born in 1973, studied landscape architecture at the University of Hanover and at Edinburgh College of Art. From 2005 2010 she was assistant professor, focussing on Ecosystem Design and watershed management at Leibniz University Hanover. Since 2010 she is full professor and director of the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology at Stuttgart University as well as a partner in the landscape design practice osp urbanelandschaften in Hamburg. Daniel Stimberg, born in 1977, studied landscape architecture at the Berlin University of Technology. In 2006, he was one of the founding partners of the practice TH treibhaus landschaftsarchitektur in Berlin. From 2008 2010 he worked as a researcher within the project process-oriented design of urban river spaces at Leibniz University Hanover. Since 2010 he has been working for HÃ¤fner/JimÃ©nez Landscape Architects, Berlin. Hinnerk Voermanek, born in 1970, is a civil engineer with a focus on water bodies; he studied at Braunschweig University of Technology. In 2002, he cofounded the office aquaplaner Ingenieurgesellschaft fÃ¼r Wasserwirtschaft Umwelt Abwasser in Hanover. From 2008 2010 he worked as a researcher within the project Process-oriented Design of Urban River Spaces at Leibniz University Hanover. Susanne Zeller, born in 1972, studied landscape architecture at the University of Hanover and worked for the landscape design practice H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where her focus was on designing riparian spaces. Since 2008, she has been a researcher within the project Process-oriented Design of Urban River Spaces at Leibniz University Hanover, other water-related international research projects as well as on projects in cooperation with the office osp urbanelandschaften in Hamburg. Since 2010 she has been a lecturer at Leibniz University Hanover, department for designing urban landscapes.
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