Sponge City: Water Resource Management

Images Publishing Shanghai

Edited by ICI Consultants; Foreword by Sophie Barbaux

  • The term “Sponge City” refers to the idea of a city where its urban underground water system operates like a sponge to absorb, store, leak and purify rainwater, and release it for reuse when necessary.

    This beautifully photographed book comprises 41 projects of urban landscape architecture, showing the exploration of the role of water management in urban spatial planning. These projects (all based in France) showcase in rich detail how this notion is not just a response to the system’s functional demands, but also how it should take into account the development of ecological and biological diversity with respect to space and landscape intervention models, and the fusion of how the various elements of the outdoor space can enhance the quality of the environment at the same time.

    The in-depth project descriptions are accompanied by numerous photographs, illustrations, diagrams, plans, and are presented in an easy-to-read dual format for both English- and French-language readers.

  • ISBN: 9781864706581

    Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm

    Page Count: 256

    Publication: April 2016

    Colour: Full Colour

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