A Theory of 5r-Layer Framework for Urban Flood Resilience - a Basis for Alternative Planning Practices, Corfu Project Case Studies (PAP014929)
Flood resilient societies through community preparedness
Flood risk possesses its own consistency of urban interaction and could be considered as one of essential elements which can trigger urban regeneration by re/configuring components of urban spatial morphology. Increasing trend of intensity and frequency of floods arises a question as to how urban spatial planning could tackle current environmental and climatic challenges. Using concepts of vulnerability and resilience, this present paper has a double aim. The first aim is to discuss the relation of these two concepts in order to elaborate an urban flood resilience planning procedure containing outputs of the Work packages of CORFU project (EU FP7). Among steps of this planning procedure, The planning procedure leads to develop indicators for urban flood resilience management projects. The second aim is exemplified by urban spatial organization in the case study areas of CORFU case study cities: Barcelona, Spain; Beijing, China; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Hamburg, Germany; Mumbai, India; Nice, France; Taipei, Taiwan. With different climatic characteristics and geographical conditions, these case study cities suffer regularly from flooding and have their own experiences to deal with floods. Using a systems approach and concept of resilience, flood risk management linking spatial planning of these cities is assessed by 5R-layer framework matrix for urban flood resilience so as to help develop flood risk management strategies through spatial planning in the future.