Climate change adaptation and the handling of water in urban landscapes

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Climate change adaptation (CCA) and the handling of water (HOW) influence our urban landscapes. How can such influences be
oriented not to detract from the value of urban landscapes, but to add value to them so that they become better landscapes?
CCA and HOW are necessary interventions, but they are also potentials to achieve added value in our surroundings. This is the
basic viewpoint of my research.
Values, however, are subjective and relationally dependent and different actors see them differently from their varying fields
of interest in our urban landscapes. The potentials of added value thus also contain potentials of conflict. How can we, despite
this, discuss, define, negotiate and come to some agreement about values? How can we bridge fields of value across disciplines,
engagements and traditional boundaries in order to develop added value and thus societal benefits in a practice-oriented con
text of CCA?
This paper proposes the approach of Thévenot and Boltanski to engage with this issue. They present a way of identifying and
justifying values with their 6 Regimes of Justification
: the inspirational, the market, the industrial, the opinion, the domestic
and the civic regimes. These regimes can provide a methodological approach to clarifying, decoding and encoding values,
which can allow mutual understanding and help to reach for collaborative and contextual developments of added-value.
This paper presents some further principal argument for this approach, which I develop through on-going case studies in a
Danish municipality. This approach is further explored through ́value-workshops ́ involving everyday actors from different sec
tors, disciplines and fields of interests. The field of CCA, HOW and urban landscape serves as a practice-oriented context which
is expected to be transferable to other contexts
TitelNordic Encounters Travelling Ideas of Open Space Design and Planning : Programme and Proceedings 10 th International World in Denmark Conference, June 12, 13, 14 2014
Antal sider1
Publikationsdatojun. 2014
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2014

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej
  • Nordic Encounters

    Susan Carruth (Deltager)

    12 jun. 201414 jun. 2014

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangement af en begivenhed Organisation af og deltagelse i konference