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Improving urban performances with water for the Future

Float! Building on water to combat urban congestion and climate change

Written by: Koen Olthuis and David Keuning. Publication: Frame, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010.   Float! Building on Water to Combat…

City Apps

The petropolis of tomorrow, Neeraj Bhatia & Mary Casper, 2013. In recent years, Brazil has discovered vast quantities of petroleum…

Influence of floods on spatial variability of wetslums using geo-information techniques: A case study of specific human habitat in Korail, Dhaka

Written by: Koen Olthuis, Kasirajan Mahalingam, Pierre-Baptiste Tartas and Chris Zevenbergen.   Abstract A previous study by the authors found…

Space@Sea: Demonstrator Design

Conceptualisation and Design exploration of Living@Sea is to explore how living space at sea can be accommodated on modular floating…

Slum upgrading: Assessing the importance of location

Written by: Koen Olthuis, Jiya Benni, Kristin Eichwede, Chris Zevenbergen.   Abstract The world population is growing rapidly and much…

Design guidelines for upgrading living conditions in wetslums

Written by: Koen Olthuis, Pierre-Baptiste Tartas and Chris Zevenbergen. WCFS 2019, Proceedings of the World Conference on Floating Solutions, 22-23…


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