Coastal flood resilience: delivering thriving waterfront cities

Walter Menteth

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Resilient design for coastal cities under threat from inundation by climate change rises in sea levels can be significantly constrained. Lack of foresight, bureaucratic momentum with the inability to iterate publically through processes and procedures can all impact delivery of best environmental, socio-economic and cultural values. Appropriately well considered policy, process and contextual design with more open remits, processes and programmes having less capture and constraints, may better expand design opportunity and values.
In this context proposals for Portsmouth’s Southsea frontage proposals are reported in this context and comparisons drawn with similar circumstances in the City of Cork Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cork Papers
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable City in the Making
EditorsAngela Brady
Place of PublicationCork
PublisherCork City Council
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • resilience
  • coastal management
  • managed realigment
  • architecture
  • planning
  • public consultation
  • procurement
  • sustainability


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