The ReAshore (Resilient Anthropogenic Shores) project studies the mutual influence of natural landscape-forming processes and the use and management of these man-made coasts where Nature Based Solutions are applied. The project is part of the NWO program Living Labs in the Dutch Delta.
Sub-project 4 - Post-doc research by Yuting Tai
Visualisation and design of dynamic coastal landscapes with Nature Based Solutions
In the design process, visualisation is widely used as a representational tool and instrument for understanding, reflecting, researching, visioning and designing dynamic landscapes. The research adopts a research through design approach to understand the interactions, boundaries and dynamics of socio-bio-physical systems at anthropogenic shores. Two pilot projects are researched with NBS concepts – Sand Engine and Hondsbossche Dunes. Different visualisation methods are studied to explore the role of spatial design in the understanding and description of the complexity of landscape interventions that can contribute to the visioning of future coastal landscapes. The research also investigates different spatial and temporal scales in the design process that combine existing socio-bio-physical challenges and future uncertainties. This approach will facilitate to convey the scientific and practical insights to stakeholders, which will be concluded with planning and design guidelines. The findings are expected to support the decision making and implementation of polices and spatial interventions for resilient anthropogenic shores.