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Swarming Landscapes

The Art of Designing For Climate Adaptation

Roggema, Rob (Ed.)

2012, XVI, 257 p. 178 illus., 128 illus. in color.

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  • One of very few books on design for climate adaptation
  • An essential analysis of planning systems in genuine need of reform
  • Features practical examples of ‘swarm’ planning
  • Includes a wealth of color illustrations
This book advocates a fresh approach to planning that anticipates, rather than reacts to, the changes in climate currently in process. Today’s spatial planning procedures rely on historical evidence instead of preparing for factors that by definition lie in the future, yet which are relatively uncontroversial: shortages of water, sea level rise and rises in average temperatures being but three examples. Arguing for more flexibility, the contributors view ‘complexity’ as the key to transforming the way we plan in order to better equip us to face uncertainties about our future environment. With chapters on complexity, network theory and transformation featuring prominently, contributors show how anticipatory planning protocols give us the capability to deal with sudden changes, in the same way that a swarm of bees adapts collectively to shifting environmental imperatives. The new approach is thus called ‘swarm planning’, and in addition to delineating this new theory, this volume provides many examples from the Netherlands and elsewhere that illustrate its practical application.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » adaptation complexity - climate adaptation - landscape complexity - landscape design - landscape transformation

Related subjects » Climate Change Management and Policy - Geography - Population Studies

Table of contents 

Preface

Introduction

1. The Difficulties to Design for Climate Adaptation

2. Turbulence and Uncertainty

3. Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

Introduction

1. The Difficulties to Design for Climate Adaptation

2. Turbulence and Uncertainty

3. Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

1. The Difficulties to Design for Climate Adaptation

2. Turbulence and Uncertainty

3. Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

2. Turbulence and Uncertainty

3. Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

3. Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

4. Transition and Transformation

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

<9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

5. Networks as Driving Force for Climate Design

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

6. Swarm Planning Theory

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

7. Swarm Methodology

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

8. Swarming Landscapes

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

9. Cities as Organisms

10. The Best City

Index

10. The Best City

Index

Index

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