Responding to climate change in the design of the urban river landscape


Show simple item record Toroitich, Caleb en_ZA 2014-09-17T12:17:46Z 2014-09-17T12:17:46Z 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Toroitich, C. 2008. Responding to climate change in the design of the urban river landscape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Two main challenges facing humanity today are sustainable development and avoidance of human-induced climate change. In many ways these two threaten human civilisation and development and the very existence of life on earth. These words are mentioned in UN conferences; in professional bodies' workshops; in the corridors of government departments; in school classrooms and among the general public. There is also extensive amount of literature on the same subjects. Many recognise the problems and try to look for solutions. Climate change has impacted negatively on both rural and urban landscapes. River corridors uniquely cross through many environments and ideally should exhibit same character wherever it crosses irrespective of adjoining land uses. However. where it crosses urban landscapes, places of intense and varied land uses, human interference and abuse is most witnessed and recognisable. As more and more people migrate to urban areas, the situation is bound to get worse. New ways of planning and design of this landscape, especially in the face of adverse effects of climate change, should be sought. This dissertation seeks to be part of this endeavour to propose methods of how the urban river landscape can or should be moulded to reduce the impact of climate change first on its ecological integrity and balance and secondly to its socio-economic and cultural aspects to urban dwellers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Responding to climate change in the design of the urban river landscape en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MLA en_ZA
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