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Blue Revolution global potential of productive floating city expansions

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Overview of the global potential of floating cities combined with floating production of food and biofuel, tackling land scarcity using the waste nutrients and CO2 of coastal cities. Case studie of Rotterdam, Jakarta, and Manila.

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Blue Revolution global potential of productive floating city expansions

  1. 1. Presentatie projecten CoE Deltatechnologie BlueRevolution Global Potential Dr. ir. Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther 9 januari 2014
  2. 2. Population density
  3. 3. Earthzine, 2010 Manila, Philippines
  4. 4. Source: DeltaSync, 2013
  5. 5. Source: DeltaSync, 2013
  6. 6. Conventional city Conventional + Floating city ‘Linear metabolism’ ‘Cyclical metabolism’ Source: Deltasync, 2012
  7. 7. Concept | Closing CO2 and nutrients cycles Source: Deltasync, 2012
  8. 8. Source: DeltaSync, 2013
  9. 9. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT CLIMATE CHANGE Rotterdam challenges | CLIMATE CHANGE WATER SQUARE source: fastcoexist.com GREEN ROOFS source: Erasmus MC FLOATING EXPANSION FLOOD RISK
  10. 10. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT CO2 EMISSIONS NUTRIENT EMISSIONS Rotterdam challenges | EMISSIONS
  11. 11. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Rotterdam challenges | SUMMARIZED TOO MUCH WATER TOO MANY NUTRIENTS TOO MUCH CO₂
  12. 12. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Rotterdam challenges | SUMMARIZED TOO MUCH WATER TOO MANY NUTRIENTS TOO MUCH CO₂ BASICALLY THE REQUIREMENTS OF A PLANT
  13. 13. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT BlueRevolution Methodology (Rotterdam)
  14. 14. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Potential for Rotterdam * preliminarydata,underreview
  15. 15. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Space requirements land 598 km² water 210 km² BlueRevolution 125 km² 326 km² 808 km² RotterdamUrbanRegion Municipality Port 75 km² Rotterdam
  16. 16. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT Blue Revolution benefits Mitigation of Emissions Reducing Fish Depletion Improving Resilience 60% reused 7.5% reduction (rotterdam+port) replace 40% of wild caught fish (Dutch annual quota)
  17. 17. WATERBASED URBAN DEVELOPMENT
  18. 18. 20 Projects| Affordable floating housing
  19. 19.  Pilot project to demonstrate BlueRevolution at building scale Rotterdam  Floating expo/office space  Floating algea production  Aqua culture  2015: Design and business case  Study potential in other cities and pilot intnl delta city Next steps
  20. 20. For more information: DeltaSync Dr. ir. Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther T: +31 152561872 E: rutger@deltasync.nl www.deltasync.nl www.blue21.org http://kenniscentrumrdm.hr.nl/nl/kenniscentrum/lectoren/Rutger-de-Graaf/

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