Resilient City: Landscape Architecture for Climate Change

Elke Mertens

Birkhaüser, 2021


Climate change is one of the major challenges facing cities in the future. Landscape architecture is particularly in demand here because it offers solutions that are characterized by complexity and interdisciplinarity and contribute to the quality of everyday life. These range from green roofs and facades to urban gardening and the landscaping of large-scale protection works.
This volume presents measures and plans of eleven major cities in North and South America, from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro, to protect their inhabitants and their habitats against future storms, floods, landslides or long periods of heat and drought.
Outstanding projects in the featured cities are analyzed in their geographic and climatic context. The author also addresses the social and cultural dimensions of resilience.
Landscape architecture and the challenges of climate change
Comparison of eleven major cities in North and South America
Researched and documented by an internationally experienced landscape architect

ISBN: 9783035622348

240 pages, 300 illustrations in color & b/w, paperback, English