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Chen, X. (author)
In low-lying countries like the Netherlands and Belgium, coastal areas are often highly urbanized, and buildings are often built on or close to the flood defenses (Figure 2 shows a typical Belgian seaside town). This is an example of multifunctional flood defense, where urban functions are integrated with flood...
book chapter 2017
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Chen, X. (author)
On coastal dikes in Belgium, many residential buildings are found. Most of the old buildings are masonry structures with two to three floors (Figure 1). The ground floors are always elevated (Figure 2), and the entrances of the basements are closed by shutters (Figure 3). The most modern buildings are concrete...
book chapter 2017
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van Bueren, E.M. (author), Daamen, T.A. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Franzen, A.J. (author), Heurkens, E.W.T.M. (author), Hobma, Hobma (author), Verheul, W.J. (author)
book chapter 2016