Rising Water: Benefit from Change or Suffer from Stagnation

Re-thinking human relationships with water are critical for climate change adaptation. Waterfront cities have undertaken a range of initiatives to address sea-level rise and future water deficiency. Shaped like an upside-down umbrella, Tåsinge Plads, a public space in Copenhagen, uses clever landscaping and materials to both manage flood control and increase the quality of life. The collaborative designs overcame restraints of traditional engineering solutions. Would you agree that today’s complicated issues are better served by creative multidisciplinary approaches?

*Image of Enghaveparken designed by COWI, TREDJE NATUR, and Platant

Dameun Kim

Dameun Kim is an urban planner. She aims to connect different aspects of city planning through her interdisciplinary experience in planning and engineering. Her interests in adaptation strategies to climate change and physical planning led her to Vancouver, after her prolonged expedition in three continents.

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