|Title||Sustainable Architecture and Social Engagement for Flooding and Drought Resilience|
|Authors||Puchol-Salort, Jose and Schiano-Phan, R.|
Climate change is disrupting our planet’s natural cycles and the steep socio-economic growth together with rapid urbanisation are increasing the uncertainty of its effects. During the last decades, frequency and impact of flash floods and droughts in Mediterranean and Middle-East regions has substantially increased and will continue to rise due to these new variations. Therefore, buildings and local architecture in these areas must be adapted to avoid future damages. However, disaster prevention will not be truly effective until the ‘human factor’ is considered, based on actual evidence instead of theoretical assumptions. Better research into how communities are affected by disasters and how they re-act with new architectural solutions is urgently needed.
|Keywords||Sustainable-architecture, social-engagement, communities, floods, resilience|
|Conference||Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Published||10 Dec 2018|