Advances in Global Change Research

Swarming Landscapes

The Art of Designing For Climate Adaptation

Editors: Roggema, Rob (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Difficulties to Design for Climate Adaptation

    Roggema, Rob

    Pages 1-24

  • Turbulence and Uncertainty

    Roggema, Rob

    Pages 25-42

  • Complexity Theory, Spatial Planning and Adaptation to Climate Change

    Timmermans, Wim (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Transition and Transformation

    Roggema, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • Networks as the Driving Force for Climate Design

    Roggema, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 91-116

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4378-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4377-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swarming Landscapes
Book Subtitle
The Art of Designing For Climate Adaptation
Editors
  • Rob Roggema
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
48
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4378-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4378-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4377-9
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 266
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