Flood-adaptive green infrastructure planning for urban resilience

Hemin Lee, Kihwan Song, Go Woon Kim, Jinhyung Chon

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Urban flooding in South Korea continues to affect the lives of people. In this study, we propose flood-adaptive green infrastructure planning to enhance urban flood resilience. Specifically, a strategy for responding to flooding was established based upon the “4Rs” in the concept of resilience: robustness, rapidity, redundancy, and resourcefulness. The effects of reduced stormwater runoff were then simulated for Gangnam-gu, Seoul, via the application of green infrastructure. Finally, a design matrix was established based on the flood-adaptive design strategy and simulation results. By presenting a resilience- and green infrastructure-based planning strategy, this study may be useful for urban flood resilience measurement and adaptation as well as sustainable urban design and planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-437
Number of pages11
JournalLandscape and Ecological Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct


  • Flood adaptation
  • Green design
  • Stormwater runoff
  • System dynamics
  • Urban flood resilience
  • Urban flooding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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