On the road to a new stormwater planning approach: from Model A to Model B

G. D. Geldof & P. Stahre
Traditional models for planning urban water systems are to great extent based on technical and economic considerations (Model A). This approach is adequate for planning isolated and well-defined water systems. With the introduction of the concept of sustainability, the water systems interact with societal processes in the urban environment. We are then not any more dealing with an isolated water system but with a complex adaptive system. For such systems the traditional planning models are...

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On the road to a new stormwater planning approach: from Model A to Model B

G. D. Geldof & P. Stahre
Traditional models for planning urban water systems are to great extent based on technical and economic considerations (Model A). This approach is adequate for planning isolated and well-defined water systems. With the introduction of the concept of sustainability, the water systems interact with societal processes in the urban environment. We are then not any more dealing with an isolated water system but with a complex adaptive system. For such systems the traditional planning models are...

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