Call for Abstracts — JDU #2 'Longue Durée'

Longue Durée

New approaches to combine flood protection, soil and water management strategies with urban design, landscape design and spatial planning in delta regions cannot do without history. The search of a new balance between urbanization, climate change, geopolitical shifts, and the energy transition in deltas requires the reading and evaluation of the system from the past. The logic of the (changing) relationship between design, engineering, science and governance and with nature determined the current conditions and its performance. In the development of cities and regions, at any time, there is the concept of Longue Durée recognizing the formative forces of nature and the relevance of historic concepts to take into account.

How can interdisciplinary approaches of design, engineering, science and governance respond to the environmental crisis and steer upon the Longue Durée of the delta?

This JDU#2 issue is taken Longue Durée as concept to collect and connect contributions on the analysis of continuity and fundamental characteristics that form the red threat in the story of the urban development in deltas. This red threat gives insight into how urban design and civil engineering relate - which is the natural system, useful when tackling the current issue of making cities and regions resilient and climate proof.

Abstracts of maximally 500 words must be submitted (in English) via JDU-Bouwkunde@TUDelft.nl by 30th April 2021, along with your name and e-mail address, your professional affiliation and a short bio (no more than 150 words).