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Zhang, Zhiyun (author)
Linpan is a unique traditional rural landscape, mainly found on the plains of western Sichuan, China. It is known for its traditional agricultural practices, characterized by a harmonious coexistence between people and nature. The traditional architecture, festivals, lifestyles and the interdependence between human and nature can definitely be...
master thesis 2023
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ZHOU, KE (author)
Delta systems, characterized by their dynamic nature and high population densities, are crucial for food and water security. However, they face significant challenges as they are on the forefront of climate change impacts, including sea level rise, river and coastal flooding, and coastal erosion. Among them is the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, where...
master thesis 2023
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GEORGIADOU, XENIA (author)
This graduation project in the field of Landscape Architecture, conducted over a period of 9 months at the Circular Water Stories lab in Flowscapes studio in TU Delft, focuses on addressing water scarcity issues on the Greek island of Cyprus. The primary objective is to explore how local communities can actively contribute to alleviating water...
master thesis 2023
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Liang, Wanning (author)
As the capital of Peru and one of the largest metropolises in South America, Lima's rapid development has attracted worldwide attention. In recent years, the water crisis has become a pressing problem as people flock to Lima with a thirst for opportunity.<br/><br/>Lima is located in a coastal desert area on the Pacific coast, backed by the Andes...
master thesis 2023
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CHEN, KEN (author)
This project focused on the relationship between speed, mobility mode, human perceptions, and the landscape, using Zaanstad in the Netherlands as a research and design site. It examined the region's transportation history, shifting from water-oriented movement to land-based mobility. The cultural shift towards a fast-paced society led to...
master thesis 2023
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Sanchez Jimenez, Javier (author)
The Guadarrama mountains are a mountain range crisscrossing the Spanish highlands, dividing the historic region of Castile in two and separating the wealthy, but rampantly overbuilt region of Madrid from the rural and undeveloped Castile-and-Leon. This project explores the possibility of addressing the three main current challenges in the area ...
master thesis 2023
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Gao, Wenting (author)
This thesis explores the traditional water system of Sassi di Matera and finds out that water plays an important role as a sustainable resource, the social center, and the chance for green space. In addition, by exploring the overall history and culture of Matera, different symbolic elements of water (public fountains, grabiglioni, WWTP) are...
master thesis 2023
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Zhang, Maozhu (author)
The civilization and urbanization of Kathmandu Valley started with the Bagmati River but rapid urban expansion in the 21st century has brought many problems-the direct discharge of wastewater, solid waste in the river, encroachment of riverbanks by squatter settlements, and declining groundwater levels, they together contributed to the decline...
master thesis 2023
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Filippoli, Nicole (author)
Water in Milan has always been a founding element for civilization, especially for its urban, working, and cultural development due to the presence of rivers, water springs, and a system of artificial canals known as Navigli. Therefore, the covering of the Navigli system in 1929 in lieu of large contemporary infrastructures led to the loss of...
master thesis 2023
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Yuan, Yuan (author)
The Yuanyang Rice Terraced Fields are located south of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province, China. They're at the core area of the Honghe Hani Terraced Fields, stretching for more than 166 square kilometres, and a wonder of terraced farming civilisation created by generations of Hani people using the steep hills of the unique...
master thesis 2023
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JIANG, YUNSHU (author)
A Sprengenbeek is a stream that has been dug or deepened to tape groundwater from the hill. Most streams were built to drive watermills in order to generate energy, but they were also built to irrigate and supply water to moats, canals, or other waterworks.<br/><br/>The efficiency of the water mills was overruled by modern energy supplies....
master thesis 2022
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Kuit, Esmee (author)
Living in the deep polders in the deltaic landscape of the Netherlands poses large-scale challenges. Biodiversity decline, weather extremes, sea level rise, salination, the housing crisis, and subsidence affect large parts of the Netherlands. These challenges should be tackled together through the integral question of ‘what does the area need?’...
master thesis 2022
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Sun, Pingyao (author)
Canal du Midi, a revolutionary man-made waterway and trading route from the XVII century, is one of the oldest canals of Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since when 1996 (UNESCO, May 12, 2022). The waterway was initially created to strengthen the king’s power and to stimulate the economy, by creating a connection between the...
master thesis 2022
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Armoutaki, Emmanouela (author)
In a context of neglect for natural resources, formerly guiding cores of cultural development and revealed in a constitution of public spaces - due to the urban and economic development in the city of Iraklion, Crete, this project aims at exploring, understanding and revealing the potentials of Yofyros river as an actor to facilitate, enhance,...
master thesis 2022
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Bazrafkan, Farnoosh (author)
This research uses the notion of ‘pluralism’ as an alternative starting point for landscape architectural design by focusing on aspects of time and interactivity as opposed to strategies of re-configuration of both form and agency of the landscape. It explores the role of design in a rural landscape characterized by land ownership through the...
master thesis 2022
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He, Xinyu (author)
Water scarcity is a problem not only in the Tarim river but worldwide. Starting from water scarcity in the upper reaches of the Tarim River, this research focuses on exploring the possible solution for water scarcity and unsustainable livelihood for farmers in this region. By referring to similar cases and literature, principles of water-saving,...
master thesis 2021
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Yan, Ran (author)
Like many traditional water systems, salt fields in the coastal region of Danzhou are now facing unprecedented challenges from social development and climate change. In an era of rapid urbanization and tourism development, the project aims to provide a landscape approach that balances historical preservation with the development of local public...
master thesis 2021
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KAO, Yi Tang (author)
The pond is a low-lying ground intended to retain or detain both stormwater. In the past, building ponds was a common way to keep fresh water for livestock and irrigation. Due to the rapid urban development and the emergence of centralized water conservancy facilities, the traditional ponds have largely disappeared. One of the crucial examples...
master thesis 2021
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Ali, Naeema (author)
In an excerpt from the fictional work “Waterland” (Swift, 1992), the narrator labels water as “Nothing,” implying land and humans as “Something.” This was more of a philosophical expression that can alternatively be inferred from the real-world processes like land reclamation. Land was always associated with value, stability, certainty and...
master thesis 2020
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Zuñiga Blanco, M.J. (author)
The city of Puntarenas in Costa Rica is one of the many examples along the country’s pacific coast, where settlements have developed and survived by the extraction/exploitation of marine resources and the chain of industries that follow. Currently, these coastal communities are being affected by an amount of socio-economical issues, some...
master thesis 2020
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