The Urbanist

Elements: water

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24 January 2019

Episode 380

30 minutes


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How are our cities dealing with rising water levels? And what approaches are being used to make them more resilient?

24 January 2019

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Living with water

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Ljubljana’s Museum of Architecture and Design has invited urbanists and architects from around the world to dream up ways to work with – and around – rising sea levels.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

10 minutes


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Chapter 2

Sponge-cities

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We explore this concept that encourages architecture to replicate nature.

10 minutes

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Chapter 3

5 minutes


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Chapter 3

Straight from the Alps

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Since the 1870s, Vienna’s water supply has come straight from the Alps in a free-fall delivery that even generates hydroelectric power along the way.

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