Climate Change Adaptation of the Built Environment

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Third International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCCE3) Technical University of Denmark

Climate Change Adaptation of the Built Environment
An Examination
Author:Johanna Majgaard Krarup (Institute of Planning, School of Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-22     Track: Main     Session: 1

In a Danish context, climate changes are primarily manifested in an interaction between modified wind and precipitation patterns, increasing temperature and a rising sea level. The individual factors often act together and are reinforced in interaction with already known natural and cultural phenomena. This is why the term 'environmental changes' might be more accurate than climate change. ‘Environmental changes’ suggests that climate changes ought to be understood as extensive environmental changes, with an impact on the built environment. Following this, it is no longer sufficient only to assess for example a building, and anthropogenic impacts on the environment, also the impact of the environment on installations, and on the human activities must be included in the analysis and assessments. Based on observations and investigations into climate change adaptation in DK and abroad the research project, Waterscape (Vandskab), focus on some of the challenges that the architectural disciplines are facing in relation to climate changes adaptation.