Water Urbanisms 2 - East

Edited by Kelly Shannon and Bruno De Meulder

Water Urbanisms 2 - East

Edited by Kelly Shannon and Bruno De Meulder

Distributed for Park Books

256 pages | 210 color plates, 75 halftones | 9 x 9 | © 2013
Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9783906027258 Published January 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
In Water Urbanisms 2—East, a selection of the world’s leading experts on urbanism reflect on the changing role that water plays in cities. They investigate the possible consequences of global warming on urban water supplies, including new problems with drought and flooding, as well as the new pressures of dealing with storm waters and basin management. This book is organized in three sections, each of which explores urban water use through a particular theme. “Contemporary Positions” explores a broad array of specific modern water projects. “Re-visiting/Re-editing Urban Water Projects” looks at the history of water urbanisms from around the world in light of today’s challenges and research. “Explorations & Speculations: Excerpts on Water Urbanisms” looks at the role of design in urban water infrastructures. This richly illustrated book offers a wide-ranging account of the myriad roles water plays in our modern city centers.  

Water Urbanisms East

Emerging Practices and Age-Old Traditions

Bruno de Meulder and Kelly Shannon


China’s Water Crisis

Projects Leading Policy: Water Urbanism across Scales

Kongjian Yu

Bangkok’s Distributary Waterscape Urbanism

From a Tributary to a Distributary System

Brian McGrath, Terdsak Tachakitkachorn, and Danai Thitakoo

Post 311: Sendai OASIS

Smart Water City of a Thousand Rain Gardens

Toshikazu Ishida

River and Road as Warp and Woof

Interweaving Ecologies and Economies in Banjarmasin’s Delta

Guido Geenen and Daan Derden

Being in Deep Urban Water

Finding the Horizontal Urban Trim Line, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jörg Retkittke

Hanoi: The ‘City of Lakes and Rivers’

Reading and Recovering the Potentials of the Millennium-Old City’s Origins

Kelly Shannon, Pham Anh Tuan, Stefanie Dens, and Laura Rijsbosch

Mangroving Ca Mau, Vietnam

Water and Forest as Development Frames

Bruno de Meulder and Kelly Shannon

Revising the Cantho Master Plan, Vietnam

Pilotage of a Civic Spine in a Blue-Green Landscape Mesh

Kelly Shannon and Bruno de Meulder


Persian Qanats

A Case Study into the Archaeological Foundations of Water Urbanism

Bruno de Meulder and Morvarid Khorramirad

A Modern Times Version of the Hydraulic Civilization

Water Engineering in the Chia-Nan Plain, Taiwan Since 1919

Pei-Chun Wen and Kelly Shannon

Betavia, Simon Stevin in the Tropics

A Catastrophic Displacement of a Universal Water Urbanism Prototype

Bruno de Meulder

Water Urbanism as a Way of Life

Conservation of the Subak Cultural Landscapes of Bali

Julia Watson

Raising the Dykes and Taming the Swamp

Water Management in Vietnam’s Red River & Mekong Deltas

Annelies de Nijs and Pham Anh Tuan


Riparian Urbanism: Mumbai

Haley Heard

Urban Delta Eco-Tone: Bangkok

Jenny C. Chou, Janet Kao, Saman Jamal, and Kevin Wei

Banani Lake (Dhaka) as a Connector and a Collector

Linde van Reeth

Glacial Formwork by Accreting Sacred Landscapes

Kendall Baldwin

Easy Like Water: Ecological Shoring in Bangladesh

Jessica Bristow

Reclaiming Waterscapes for the Yanshuei Canal, Tainan

Evelyne Wauters

Touching the Ground Lightly: Yen So, Hanoi

Stefanie Dens and Laura Rijsbosch

Low-Land Retention and Cleaning Sequences: Expanding Hanoi

Nguyen Chi Thung, Cesar Madrigal, and Isabelle Putseys

Framing a Void: Day River, Hanoi

Amber Kevelaerts, Matteo Motti, Conor O’Brien, and Artur Shakhbazyan

Canalizing Urban Development in an orchard Phong Dien, Cantho

Daan Derden and Annelies de Nijs

Retention Basin as Impetus for Urbanism: O Mon, Cantho

Niels Buys, Ben Dirickx, Rana Sadat Habibi, and Tran Tien Dung

Reconfigured Emerging Urbanity: Hung Phu, Cantho

Annelies de Nijs, Esther Jacobs, and Laura Nagels

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