Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns  book cover
1st Edition

Waterfront Design in Small Mediterranean Port Towns

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ISBN 9780367516239
March 4, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses issues that waterfronts face in small Mediterranean port towns due to the increase in the tourism industry. Integrating theory and pragmatic approaches, Waterfront Design in Small Port Towns proposes a design matrix which can go on to be implemented to waterfronts globally.

The demand for a sustainable regeneration of the urban waterfront is constantly growing and represents the ultimate challenge to preserve and value the uniqueness of the region and to activate an overall redevelopment of small port towns. To understand these issues, Waterfront Design in Small Port Towns contains an in-depth investigation of the cultural and environmental assets and spatial socio-economic factors of the urban waterfront. This is conducted through the author’s original methodological framework, the Waterfront Design Matrix, which responds to the specific scales and idiosyncrasies of the archetypical waterfront.

The methodological and theoretical approach developed in the book can be applied to different geographical locations and countries, presenting comparable characteristics. This book is an ideal read for professionals and students alike with an interest in urban design and planning.

Table of Contents


Chapter 01. The archetypical waterfront: role and prospect of small port towns in the southern European Mediterranean region

Chapter 02. Devising the 'Waterfront Design Matrix'

Chapter 03. The establishment and transformation of the urban waterfront in northeast Sardinia

Chapter 04. The pilot area: waterfront phenomenon in northeast Sardinia

Chapter 05. Reflections

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Giovanna Piga is a Lecturer in Architecture at Coventry University, Coventry and a registered architect.