Waterfronts Revisited addresses the historical evolution of the relationship between port and city and re-examines waterfront development by looking at the urban territory and historical city in their complexity and entirety.
By identifying guiding values, urban patterns and typologies, and local needs and experiences, cities can break the isolation of the harbor by reconnecting it to the urban structure; its functions, spaces and forms. Using the UNESCO recommendation for the "Historic Urban Landscape" as the guiding concept and a tool for managing urban preservation and change, this collection of essays illustrates solutions to issues of globalisation, commercialization of space and commoditisation of culture in waterfront development. Through sixteen selected case studies, Editors Heleni Porfyriou and Marichela Sepe offer planners and urban designers a broad spectrum of alternative solutions to waterfront regeneration interventions and redevelopments, addressing sustainability, regional cultural diversity, and the debate between conservation and transformation.
Heleni Porfyriou, Marichela Sepe, Port cities and waterfront developments. From the re-actualisation of history to a new city image
Part I: Port Cities in History
1. Donatella Calabi, Early modern port cities: harbouring ships and residential settlement
2. Dimitris Kontogeorgis, Romanian Danubian and Black Sea ports during the 19th century. Between tradition and modernization.
Part II: The Transformations of Historic Ports in Eastern Mediterranean Cities
3. Vilma Hastaoglou-Martinides, The historic harbours of Eastern Mediterranean Cities; the challenges of enhancement
4. Hicran Topçu, The transformation process of the Galata port in Istanbul’s history. Reflections on the impacts of the ‘Galataport project’
5. Cristina Pallini, Alexandria’s waterfronts. Form, identity and architecture of a port-city
Part III: Waterfronts Revisited. Regeneration, Redevelopments and the Historic Urban Landscape
SECTION I Local stories and the impact of a global model
6. Steve Ward,Internationalising port regeneration: models and emulators
7. John Pendlebury, The Historic Urban Landscape of the Liverpool waterfront: the Three Graces in a new perspective
8. Francesco Gastaldi, Genova a success story!
9. Rosario Pavia, The difficulties faced by waterfront rehabilitation projects in Italy
10. Michelangelo Savino, Messina’s waterfront regeneration: what a chance to reinvent the city!
11. Marcela Pizzi Kirschbaum, Valparaiso, port, railway and industry; a cultural landscape which generated modernity in need of preservation
12. Chen Yu, Regenerating urban waterfronts in China: the rebirth of the Shanghai Bund
13. Jinnai Hidenobu, The landscape of Tokyo as a city on the water - past and present
SECTION II New redevelopment strategies
14. Dirk Schubert, The transformation of North-western European urban waterfronts - divergence and convergence of redevelopment strategies
15. Oriana Giovinazzi, The internationalization of the Marseilles waterfront. An integrated approach
16. Carola Hein, Felicitas Hillmann, The Missing Link: Redevelopment of the Urban Waterfront as a Function of Cruise Ship Tourism
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