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
JournalLandscape and Ecological Engineering
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • 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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