Student Project | High Tide: how we can anticipate the pressing consequences of the climate in urban development | Freek van Riet

This graduation project, whose title is a play on ‘high tide’ and ‘high time’, is about punctually addressing the profound consequences of the global climate crisis. It gives a long-term perspective on the urbanization brief for the 21st century as a timely preparation for the effects of climate change. This takes the form of four strategies, depending on the site in question; attack, defend, retreat and connect. The current Dutch urbanization brief takes little notice of the increasing risks of flooding due the climate to the climate crisis. And this while the internationally renowned Dutch water safety policy has been indelibly linked with urbanization and infrastructure for the

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