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Development of Coastal Urban Regions with Sustainable Topographical Environments

  • Shinji Sato
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 1)

Abstract

Water is one of the most important elements in the ecological system. Since the pre-historic age, human beings have tended to live near water due to the convenience in water usage for their daily needs. It is true that most of the ancient civilizations began in areas enriched with water resources. This implies that sustainable water management has been one of the essential keys in human society’s development. On the other hand, however, the history of this development is also one of struggle against natural disasters due to water. Besides all the privileges that we attain from water, we also have to remember the disastrous aspect of water and manage it well to achieve a safe and comfortable society.

Keywords

Coastal Zone River Mouth Storm Surge Sediment Supply Coastal Erosion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Sato
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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