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Halbmeijer, Laura (author)
The coastline of the United States has been threatened by significant erosion for the past decades. A study in 2000 predicted that 25% of the houses located within 150 meters of the shoreline will be destroyed by erosion in 2060. The east coast of the US experiences an average erosion rate of roughly one meter per year. Moreover, the Atlantic...
master thesis 2019
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Ortega-Córdova, Lessie (author)
3D city models are now common planning and analysis tools. Urban vegetation as a feature in these models, however, is neglected overshadowed by the focus on buildings, so its inclusion in 3D city models is often symbolic. On the other hand, urban vegetation improves the comfort and social well being of a city’s inhabitants and is a resource for...
master thesis 2018
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Willemsen, Eva (author)
Many large cities in the world have an unhealthy stressful urban climate: air pollution, lack of water retention, lack of biodiversity, urban heat island effects, etc. There is also a lack of space in the urban environment and predictions are that urbanisation and densification will increase (United Nations, 2007). Urban green is regarded as big...
master thesis 2018
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Prestasia, Ayu Tri (author)
The Volta Delta Region is facing not only the challenge of severe coastal erosion, but also to create a balance between the nature and the challenges brought by the urbanization. By these challenges, the project shows a possible future in developing a vulnerable area with an integrated landscape in a dynamic situation of delta region with...
master thesis 2018
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Djagiri, Timothy Radhitya (author)
As the landscape of the south western river delta in the Netherlands is increasingly urbanised, the processes of urbanisation and the dynamics of nature can no longer go in their separate ways. Measures for water safety, that over the course of recent history has been diverting, regulating, and controlling natural dynamics away from the urban...
master thesis 2018
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Oosterwegel, Michel (author)
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia with a population close to 60 million people, which suffers from underdeveloped infrastructure. With the change of government and restoration of democracy starting from 2011, policy reforms are anticipated leading to large-scale economic development and growth. This growth is...
master thesis 2018
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de Boer, G.G. (author)
This thesis report considers the topic of sustainable marina development. This term can be understood to be a combination of two terms; “sustainable development” and “marina”. Sustainable development in this research study has been considered in relation to the coastal zone and basically entails an approach to ensure a balance between the...
master thesis 2016
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Yang, W. (author)
The world’s population is set to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 – up from 7.2 billion in 2012 (UN News Center). That global population will be a vastly urban one. The increasing demand for supplying the future urban dwellers and the threatening climate change have posed the question about our current urban development model. Our urbanization has...
master thesis 2016
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Van Zanten, S.C. (author)
The Sand Motor is a unique and dynamic solution for coastal erosion, aimed at distributing the nourished sand along the Delfland coast. Besides enhancing coastal protection, the Sand Motor has been designed to also provide opportunities for recreation and nature development. The contributions of ecosystems to human well-being, that arise from...
master thesis 2016
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Arecco, P.H.E. (author)
Waterborne transport infrastructures play a crucial role in global integration, and ports are key components to materialise this amalgamation. However they are constantly challenged to keep fulfilling their functions in a changing environment. Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe and the Western hemisphere too, faces those challenges on...
master thesis 2015
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Steegers, K.A.P. (author)
Deltas are of great importance to humans all over the world. They are densely populated coastal areas, where land arises from sea. An amazing gradient where two worlds meet and nature and humans proliferate traditionally. Yet this gradient increasingly disappears due to the great technical advances since the 19th century, which tried to control...
master thesis 2015
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Liu, J. (author)
Hundreds of new towns are being built or planned today in China, which mostly remove the existing agricultural landscape. The study is motivated by a very simple question: instead of being eaten up by new towns, can agricultural landscape perform more actively in the process of development? I pick Guangming, a new town being built in Shenzhen,...
master thesis 2014
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Kozlovskaja, K. (author)
“The global ecosystem is the source of all the material inputs feeding the economic subsystem” (Costanza, et al., 1997) and delta regions are the hotspots of such feeding ecosystem. Deltas have been one of the most nutritious and economy sustaining landscapes since the beginning of a human era. They provided food, water, connectivity, and even...
master thesis 2013
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Van Gasteren, K.A. (author)
This thesis treats the adoption of policy instruments based on the ecosystem services concept in Dutch nature and rural area policy. Despite the extensive environmental and economic research and the emphasis on the concept in international policy, the adoption of instruments based on the concept is staying behind in the Netherlands. In this...
master thesis 2012
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King, S. (author)
This thesis is about the development and testing of an approach that addresses the particular challenges of remote rural settlements, due to conflicting trends of outmigration and rural repopulation, and relates to the planning processes which affect them. Key to this approach is the optimisation of ecosystem services. This is based on the...
master thesis 2011
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