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Author Hartmann, Thomas, 1979-
Title Clumsy floodplains : responsive land policy for extreme floods / Thomas Hartmann.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate, [2011]

Author Hartmann, Thomas, 1979-
Subject Floodplains.
Floodplain management.
Storm surges.
Flood damage prevention.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 153 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: The Social Construction of Floodplains -- Patterns of Human Activity -- Perceiving Floodplains -- Inconspicuous Floodplains -- Persistent Clumsiness -- Planning, Law and Property Rights for the Social Construction -- Landowners -- Water Management Agencies -- Policymakers -- Land Use Planners -- Legitimated Patterns of Action -- Rationalities of the Social Construction -- The Theory of Polyrationality -- Rational Floodplains -- The Polyrational Social Construction -- Paradigms for Coping with Extreme Floods -- Extreme Floods -- Flood Protection -- Retention in the Catchment and Extreme Floods -- Flood Risk Management -- Towards Floodplain Management.
Large Areas for Temporary Emergency Retention -- LATER -- Property-focused Risk Alliances -- Floodplain Management by LATER -- Economics of LATER -- Efficiency of LATER -- Gains and Losses from LATER -- The Flooding Game -- Technological Lock-in -- Polyrational Land Policies for LATER -- Competitive: Privatised Flood Protection -- Cooperative: LATER Land Trusts -- Constitutional: Mandatory Protection Readjustment -- German Mandatory Land Readjustment -- Composed: Business as Usual LATER -- Comparison -- Contesting Land Policies -- Polyrational Land Policies in a Polyrational World -- Responding Polyrational -- A Clumsy Response for LATER -- Insurances as Land Policy -- Insurances Against Flooding -- Clumsiness of the Obligatory Insurance -- Everlasting Clumsiness.
Summary Extreme floods cause enormous damage in floodplains, which levees cannot prevent. It is hence vital for spatial planning to provide space for water retention in these areas. However, attempts to make the space for rivers to provide retention are generally.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409418467 (electronic bk.)
1409418464 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612963414
OCLC # 754793884
Additional Format Print version: Hartmann, Thomas, 1979- Clumsy floodplains. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate, ©2011 9781409418450 (DLC) 2010033267 (OCoLC)656774932

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