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Urban Water between natural disasters and settlements – Heiner Haass, Anhalt University

By on October 4, 2016
Lecturer - profile

Name
Heiner Haass

Title
professor dr. architect

Main affiliation
anhalt university

email
heinrich.haass@hs-anhalt.de

Country
Germany

Region
European Union

Qualifications
LinkedIn

CV
http://uni.unhabitat.org/index.php?gf-download=2016%2F10%2FCV_EC-form.doc&form-id=9&field-id=48&hash=f1941a28eea0ad3c983b58ed68dd061af9e827cf858a1d536afa9222dd971272

Biography
Heiner Haass is Professor for waterrelated urban Planning at Anhalt University, Germany. He works since more than 35 Years in this field and works in scientific and practical planning. Further he works as scientific researcher and expert/consulter for public bodies and NGOs.
He started his carreer as architect/urban planner with spezialisition in waterrelated planning. All aspects of uses by urban waterareas are for his work important. So he develop structures against flood risks, marinas and facilities for nautical leisure and structure for flaoting urban settlements. He leads a researcher group at Anhalt University for this issues.

English Proficiency
Fluent

Previous experience of recording video lectures
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Frequency of lectures
Very often

Recording opportunities
Habitat III attendance and availability
No

Recording preference – not Habitat III
Record via UN-Habitat UNI video team

Upcoming conferences etc
November 11th, 2016 DGT-Jahrestagung Worms
March 2017, Series of lectures to issues of urban settlements
Semester 2016/17, lectures in University for urban planning

PROPOSED LECTURE

Main themes
Water
Urban Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities
Planning and Design
Housing

Title
Urban Water between natural disasters and settlements

Focus
Urban Water between natural disaster and chanche for settlement shows potentials of urban water areas as flood protected housing zones and attractive areas for floating houses.

Issues which the lecture addresses
The lecture based on longyear experiences of the author in researching and developing of floating urban structures. Urban Water must not be a dangerous element, much more are included high potentials for innovative solutions in urban settlement.

Short analysis of the above issues
It is a very simply solution to bring urban structures in a floating movement. So it´s possible to protect new houses against floods and to settle in floodrisk areas under the sealevel. Principal this are a very old solution, but it was fogotten in last years. Further are the settlement on the Water a innovative and sustainable modell for increasing Megacities and Towns wihout using more land.

Propositions for addressing the issue
The both most important propostions of the Lecture are firstly the urban settlement on Water areas. The author had developed a floating system of a plattform for various settlements like houses, public uses etc. This system is innovative and well designed.
With this system it´s possible to construct houses in floodareas for living at home while the flood periode.
Further are floating homes a solution to increase the Megacities of the World without more and more landuse. The researching work of the author shows how it´s possible to bring complete urban quarters at the Water.

Additional Reading Materials
www.d-marina-consult.de
www.hs-anhalt.de

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