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Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

An Historic Examination of Dealing with the Impacts of Climate Change for the Kaoping River Delta in Taiwan

Authored by Chen Kun Chung

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature emphasises that the increasing magnitude of storm rainfall extends beyond the original protection standards of hydrologic facilities in highly populated delta cities. Based on the knowledge of urban morphology, this study analyses how human systems have affected the transformation of natural water processes in the Kaoping River Delta. The relationship between human environments and natural landscape is illustrated via a 3-layer analytical framework which consists of a natural landscape layer, an infrastructure layer and an occupation layer. This layer-based approach views landscapes as a whole system in which each element interacts with the others.

Publication Date:
9461863853 / 9789461863850
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.44" x 9.69"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Architecture / Planning

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