Essays about: "Urban floods"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 67 essays containing the words Urban floods.

  1. 1. Urban development consequences of the riverine floods in the Western Balkans: Analysing Belgrade

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Santiago Lema Burgos; [2020]
    Keywords : Urban resilience; flooding risk reduction; land use plan; flood preparedness; flood adaptation.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Rapid urbanisation coupled with unplanned development create the perfect recipe for a disaster, the risk of which has increased with climate change-related uncertainties. Belgrade’s high population growth rate and exposure to riverine flooding presents such a case. READ MORE

  2. 2. Community Garden Streetscapes : promoting social cohesion between the formal city and the informal settlements in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Amanda Backlund; Evelina Bengtsson; [2020]
    Keywords : community garden; social cohesion; informal settlements; urban agriculture; streetscapes; streetscape design; Buenos Aires;

    Abstract : Urbanisation causes challenges related to environmental issues and social conflicts (Sijmons 2010; Elmqvist et al. 2018). On a local level, in the informal settlements of Hurlingham in Greater Buenos Aires, it is expressed through unequal distribution of urban land, severe floodings and segregation (Janches 2020a; van de Berg 2018). READ MORE

  3. 3. Sensitivity analysis of grate inlet representation and a comparison of two coupled hydraulic models for urban flood simulation

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Geovetenskap och miljöteknik

    Author : Daniel Lundqvist; [2020]
    Keywords : Urban flood models; 1D-2D coupled models; MIKE FLOOD; FLO-2D; inlet grates; manholes;

    Abstract : Urban flood models are an important tool in designing and analyzing municipalities sewer drainage systems and predicting the effect of potential extent and depth of future floods. In urban areas, coupled 1D-2D flood models are particularly useful as they can represent the surface- and sewer system and their interactions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Urbana grönytors bidrag till välbefinnande och stadsklimat

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Julia Madsen; [2020]
    Keywords : landscape architecture; urban nature; sustainable development; nature-based solutions; green infrastructure; biodiversity ecosystem services;

    Abstract : In this master thesis, I have studied the beneficial effects that nature has on the urban climate and our well-being – and why it has an effect on us, as well as sustainable urban planning and ecosystem services. How can we preserve and contribute to biodiversity, and the urban ecosystem services that is necessary to secure the ecological links in cities? To answer the questions, the regional council of Scania County and Lund’s municipality have been surveyed to find out how the work of green infrastructure looks like in practice at a regional and municipal level. READ MORE

  5. 5. Agricultural vulnerability to changing rainfall patterns: Assessing the role of smallholder farmers’ perceptions and access to weather forecast information in adaptation-decision making : case study of the North-Western provinces, Rwanda

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Didier Muyiramye; [2020]
    Keywords : vulnerability; perception; weather forecast information; changing rainfall patterns; heavy rainfalls; floods; smallholder farmers; adaptation;

    Abstract : Adverse weather is currently among the crucial challenges facing agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. With climate change and variability increasing, rainy seasons are becoming more and more unpredictable. Heavy rainfalls and severe flooding have increased, affecting smallholder farming and rural livelihoods considerably. READ MORE