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Volume 40 – Number 2
302 pages


This issue is dedicated to ‘Delta urbanism’, addressing the need to find special approaches and solutions for spatial planning and urban design in delta regions. The series of recent floods in urbanized delta areas shows the need for a fundamental reconsideration of urban development in delta, coastal and river plain areas.

Han Meyer is Professor of Theory and Methods of Urban Design at the Delft University of Technology. He has published a number of books dealing with the fundamentals of urbanism, the present state-of-the-art of Dutch Urbanism and on the transformation of port-cities. His present research focuses on ‘Delta-urbanism’, considering the possibility of an integrated approach of urban planning and design, hydraulic engineering and port development in delta areas.