“Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.
Building with Nature

“Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.

Building with Nature

“Building with Nature” is a method, in which the starting point is to seek solutions that integrate environment and maritime infrastructure construction.

Implementing “Building with Nature” in Complex Governance Situations
Implementing “Building with Nature” in Complex Governance Situations

Decision-making for infrastructure depends on a mix of local culture, the political situation and uncertainties related to the project’s complexity. To explain the process of gaining the confidence of stakeholders, two cases of “Building with Nature” in the Netherlands are presented.

Land in Water, Water in Land: Achieving Integrated Coastal Zone Development by Building with Nature
Land in Water, Water in Land: Achieving Integrated Coastal Zone Development by Building with Nature

Although this approach was first applied in the Netherlands, it has gradually been recognised worldwide as a harmonious means of creating land areas for living, working, tourism & recreation, and infrastructure, whilst ensuring the preservation or expansion of valuable environmental resources, nature and landscape. In addition, climate change resulting in sea-level rise, more frequent and intense storm-surges are taken into account, as well as land subsidence and salt water intrusion.