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Qu, Linyu (author)
In the past centuries, water structures such as canals, etc. were important as a lifeline for a city instead of being a facility only for water. However, globally, cities are turning their back to the water. Despite their potential for urban development, many canals or watercourses are losing their identity in urban areas....
master thesis 2020
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Zhang, Yingjie (author)
The Netherlands has a long and fascinating history with water to keep its land safe and dry. Recently, when the country is exposed to a changing climate, it is at the turning point to shift from defensive water control to adaptive and integrated management. Landscape design has a role to play in endowing water and water management with new...
master thesis 2020
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van Driel, Iris (author)
The coastline of South Florida has undergone a drastic change in the last century and this has had a major impact on flood safety and natural resources of its inhabitants. Natural coastlines supporting mangrove and wetland have been transformed into seawalls with buildings. It is estimated that in the last 100 years, 40 percent of the mangrove...
master thesis 2019
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Janakiraman, Sindhuja (author)
Cape town stands at top of the most “water stressed cities” list in the world, like the other global south cities, it has disregarded its natural systems in its spatial planning and water management. This pushed the city to a Day Zero situation in 2018 implementing water restrictions on all residents of the city. But the scenario in the...
master thesis 2019
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ZHANG, XUDONG (author)
The research context is based on the problematic situations of urban riparian area (Miami River & Canal). With research by design as the main method, the research aims to retransform the riparian area from an isolated line into a closely connected urban zone through designing the river & canal as urban landscape infrastructure and...
master thesis 2019
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Gnana, Abhinaya (author)
The exploitation of resources and minerals from the earth’s surface for the benefits of mankind is a common practice all over the world for many decades. Usually, the excavation of mines and quarries is regarded as a purely economic process. There is no consideration about the way in which the excavations are changing the landscape spatially and...
master thesis 2018
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Heeringa, IJsbrand (author)
Throughout Europe, cities and region are facing shrinkage. Shrinkage is usually indicated by population decline but is connected to many more issues. It is a complex process that can have negative consequences for both the social cohesion as well as the economic viability of a region. Shrinkage can also tear into the physical structure of our...
master thesis 2018
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Jin, Wenxin (author)
Due to the advancing technology, human activities clearly play an important role in creating landscapes. The Dutch natural landscape has now changed into a cultural landscape under control. This project explores the potential of cultural landscape in terms of boosting the economy by recreation and recovering the ecology. Taking one of the most...
master thesis 2018
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Miao, Yixiong (author)
Urban expansion and development are normally guided by road infrastructure.<br/>Such road-oriented development ignores the profits that landscape could bring and it breaks the integrity of natural layer.The thesis researches on how to use landscape (as infrastructure) to “integrate” and guide the future urban development. Integration by...
master thesis 2017
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Zhai, Xueqian (author)
Urban highway, as a product of modern city, is one of the most important influencing factors that shape the contemporary urban landscape. It was built to ease the urban traffic pressure. However, the negative impacts on the urban space and the surrounding environment cannot be ignored. In the most cases, highway is widely regarded and treated as...
master thesis 2017
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van der Zanden, Harm (author)
The explosive growth of the city of São Paulo starting in the 1940s resulted in vast expansion with little attention to the characteristics of the natural landscape. This resulted in extreme modification of the water system, including canalization, piping and covering of streams. Due to these modifications and the related urban structure, São...
master thesis 2017
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Yang, Jie (author)
While natural environment and urban environment influence on each other, the interaction between human induced factors and nature environment add more vulnerability of the whole landscape. In order to study with these interactions, I developed the concept of ‘interface’. It is the territory where human system and natural system confront and be...
master thesis 2017
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