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Title:Sustainable Urbanism, Rising Sea Level, and Green Infrastructure: New Strategies for Central London
Author(s):Peng, Lu
Advisor(s):Hays, David L.
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sustainable Urbanism
Green Infrastructure
Urban Flooding
Abstract:With global climate change, adaptive urban infrastructures are needed in coastal cities to confront risks associated with rising sea level and storm water surge. This research studies flooding potentials in the greater London area, the hydrological situation of the Thames River Basin, and hybrid approaches to confronting those risks. It then explores the potentials of green infrastructure to supplement current civil engineering solutions and applies findings in a site-specific proposal for the City of Westminster in central London. Such interventions, including seven typical approaches with phasing strategies, could protect the City of Westminster by helping it to adapt to new environmental conditions, but they would also impact the character of London. Accordingly, this research also aims to envision a possible transformation of London in response to rising sea level and flooding.
Issue Date:2011-08-25
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 Lu Peng
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-25
Date Deposited:2011-08

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