climate change, environment, spatial planning

Climate Change, Flood Risk and Spatial Planning

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Issue number
Volume 35 – Number 4
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Guest editors: Hugo Priemus and Piet Rietveld
08 Apr 2014
The combination of climate change and increasing flood risks poses new challenges and new conditions for spatial planning in both urban and rural areas. Concentrating on delta areas, this issue examines the effects of rising water levels (sea, lake and river) and discusses a broad range of adaptive measures available to mitigate these effects.


  • Climate Change, Flood Risk and Spatial Planning
    Hugo Priemus and Piet Rietveld
  • Reinventing the Dutch Delta: Complexity and Conflicts
    Han Meyer
  • Adaptation to Climate Change: A Framework for Analysis with Examples from the Netherlands
    Pier Vellinga, Natasha Marinova and Jantsje M. van Loon-Steensma
  • The Battle of Tokyo and Dhaka against Floods
    Bianca Stalenberg and Han Vrijling
  • Evaluating Local Flood Mitigation Strategies in Texas and Florida
    Samuel D. Brody, Sarah P. Bernhardt, Sammy Zahran and Jung Eun Kang
  • Planning Policy, Sustainable Drainage and Surface Water Management: A Case Study of Greater Manchester
    Iain White and Alexandra Alarcon
  • Clumsy Floodplains and the Law: Towards a Responsive Land Policy for Extreme Floods
    Thomas Hartmann
  • Rural Solutions for Threats to Urban Areas: The Contest over Calamity Polders
    Dik Roth and Jeroen Warner
  • Floods and Residential Property Values: A Hedonic Price Analysis for the Netherlands
    Vanessa E. Daniel, Raymond J.G.M. Florax and Piet Rietveld
  • Water in Residential Environments
    Tom Kauko, Roland Goetgeluk and Hugo Priemus