Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Ch betancourth finalproject170515

157 views

Published on

Published in: Design
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Ch betancourth finalproject170515

  1. 1. multi-functional eco-infrastructures for COHABITATION with climate change INHABITING the mangrove forest so as to conserve it through a home for the production of renewable energy, sustainable water, and tasteful food Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com 16/05/2015
  2. 2. beauty Belize City is a very beautiful Caribbean and central American historical city located in a very beautiful country. Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  3. 3. Risks and impacts Belize city is exposed to the risks of hurricanes and of flooding from three main sources: 1. the sky, its clouds, and its rain 2. the Caribbean sea 3. the river Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  4. 4. The mangrove forest The mangrove forests have historically played an important role in helping to mitigate and adapt to these risks. In a way it has helped to avoid costly investments in grey mono-functional infrastructures Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/08/08/mangrove-sea-level-rise-climate-change- adaptation/
  5. 5. Rapid urbanization The rapid process of urbanization as well as plans for the expansion of the city (See proposal by The World Bank), are destroying this system of multi-functional eco-infrastructures for climate change adaptation (e.g., the last remaining mangrove forest). The challenge is then to transform these risks into a development opportunity. How? Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com It is proposed that The Burdon Canal Nature Reserve be used as a space for sub-Urban expansion plan for Belize City, 2010-2050 (The World Bank) The Burdon Canal Nature Reserve in Belize is a low lying basin, comprising the backswamps of the Belize River/Haulover Creek delta. It is permanently waterlogged, with a gradient of saline to fresh water arising from regular tidal inundation at the seaward fringe and freshwater flooding from inland. During the dry season, parts of the reserve may become hypersaline. The site's elevation is generally sea level, but rises to approximately 4 ft (1.2 m) along river banks. It receives approximately 75 inches (1,900 mm) to 80 inches (2,000 mm) of rain per year. The tide in the Canal is semi-diurnal, and the water level at the Canal Bridge lags about 2-3 hours behind the centre of Belize City. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdon_Canal_Nature_Reserve List of protected areas of Belize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_protected_areas_of_Belize
  6. 6. proposal Inhabiting the mangrove forest The local population and the Central American immigrants are responding to the lack of space for housing by inhabiting the mangrove forest Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  7. 7. Proposal Through inhabitation the locals create a housing typology with a potential to conserve and transform the forest into a multifunctional eco-infrastructure for adaptation to climate change In their exploratory interaction with the forest, they have evolved a “housing typology” of a productive home that has the potential to conserve the mango-forest as a multifunctional Eco-infrastructure for climate change adaptation Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com EXISITNG PALAFITO HOME (living with water) First improvement (living with water)
  8. 8. Proposal We propose a further development for the existing typology Conserving the mangrove-forest through inhabiting it with a home for The production of energy, water and food Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  9. 9. Proposal Evolving typology Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com Further improvement PALAFITO HOME ENERGY/SUSTAINABLE WATER/URBAN AGRICULTURE (closed-loop urbanism) EXISITNG PALAFITO HOME (living with water) First improvement (living with water) LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3
  10. 10. Proposal variations Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  11. 11. Proposal Creating the street Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com
  12. 12. Proposal Creating the neighborhood-I Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com fase 1 fase 2 fase 3
  13. 13. Proposal Creating the neighborhood-II Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com fase 1 fase 2 fase 3
  14. 14. multi-functional eco-infrastructures for COHABITATION with climate change INHABITING the mangrove forest so as to conserve it through a home for the production of renewable energy, sustainable water and food Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com 16/05/2015 REFERENCES • Strategic master plan for Belize City • urban development scenarios for belize city 2010-2030 belizecitycouncil.org/resourcesmodule/.../@random4dc1b261cfd1d/Jan 1, 2011 • HOUSING POLICY IN BELIZE: DIAGNOSIS AND GUIDELINES FOR ACTION Dr. Shlomo Angel Housing Policy Advisor to the World Bank, Prepared for the Government of Belize and the World Bank New York, January 2010. http://sollyangel.com/wp- content/uploads/2013/11/2010-Housing-Policy-in-Belize.pdf • The Burdon Canal Nature Reserve in Belize, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdon_Canal_Nature_Reserve • List of protected areas of Belize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_protected_areas_of_Belize • Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change. 2010 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/2686/518380PUB0Clim1 01Official0Use0Only1.pdf?sequence=1
  15. 15. Thank you Carlos h Betancourth chbetanc@msn.com fase 2 fase 3 multi-functional eco- infrastructures for COHABITATION with climate change INHABITING the mangrove forest so as to conserve it through a neighborhood and a home for the production of renewable energy, sustainable water and food 16/05/2015

×