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Contemporary Urban Design Thinking
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TransFEWmation: Towards Design-led Food-Energy-Water Systems for Future Urbanization

Editors: Roggema, Rob (Ed.)

  • Provides a sustainable city design for the FEW-nexus
  • Insights into the application of food-energy-water nexus in urban design
  • In-depth case studies and practical examples from five cities in four continents
  • Linking design, engagement and assessment of design for sustainable resources
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About this book

This book discusses a spectrum of approaches to designing the food-energy-water nexus at different spatial-urban scales. The book offers a framework for working on the FEW-nexus in a design-led context and integrates the design of urban neighbourhoods and regions with methodologies how to simultaneously engaging residents and stakeholders and evaluating the propositions in a FEW-print, measuring the environmental impact of the different designs. The examples are derived from on the ground practices in Sydney, Tokyo, Detroit, Amsterdam and Belfast.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. ir. Rob Roggema is Professor Spatial Transformations in the Research Centre for the Built Environment ‘NoorderRuimte’, Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands. He is Landscape Architect and an international design expert in the field of sustainable urbanism, climate adaptation, energy landscapes and urban agriculture. He held positions at several universities in the Netherlands and Australia, provinces and municipalities, and design firms.
Rob developed the Swarm Planning concept, a dynamic way to design the city, to prepare it for future climate change. Rob’s research focuses on the reciprocal city, investigating resilience, adaptation and circularity in urban design. Recent design concepts Rob has conceived are the Double Defence, a proposition for a second row of barrier islands, protecting the Dutch coast against storm surges; the Floodable Landscape for a region under threat of flooding; Bushfire Resilient Bendigo, in which the design anticipates bushfires through creating a protective shield and slowly moving the town away from the fire; the FoodRoofRio, a roof garden with an aquaponic system growing food for the entire family in ‘Cantagalo’ favela, Rio de Janeiro; and the Sydney Barrier Reef, a refuge for nature fleeing the Great Barrier Reef, which is at risk of disappearing as result of bleeching and simultaneously protects the highly valued real estate of the Sydney coast against future cyclones.

Rob has facilitated and designed over 30 design charrettes across the globe in which citizens, academics, governments and industries are indulged in the design process of complex spatial problems. He has written three books about climate adaptation and design, four about urban agriculture and one about design charrettes. Furthermore, he wrote books about the FoodRoofRio and Design after Tsunami in Japan. He is series editor of the book series ‘Contemporary Urban Design Thinking’ and editor in chief of the journal ‘Smart and Sustainable Built Environments (SASBE)’.

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 7, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-61977-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
TransFEWmation: Towards Design-led Food-Energy-Water Systems for Future Urbanization
Editors
  • Rob Roggema
Series Title
Contemporary Urban Design Thinking
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61977-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61977-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61976-3
Series ISSN
2522-8404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 368
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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