WATER DISASTER > WATER CITIES
Global warming poses a threat to the world in which we live. Scientists agree that the average temperature of the Earth is steadily increasing. In the last century alone the average temperature has increased 0.6 degrees Celsius around the world (National Geographic). Ice caps of
-Human habitation always occurs in the most unstable places.
-Humans have a history of living where they should not, and a history of facing natural disasters.
-Many cities already are water cities:
-If one looks to the past—many innovative ways of looking at the merging of water and architecture.
Examples: Islamic cities-Fes
-in the past was a celebration of architecture and water
-modernism forged water into its utilitarian role and it became increasingly privatized and hidden in pipes
-revival of celebration of water begins to be seen in the 80s
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