Most books on waterfronts deal with a relatively narrow collection of cities and projects; one might describe them as the 'top ten' list of waterfront revitalisation projects. For instance, Boston and Baltimore are now the stuff of waterfront redevelopment legend. Waterfronts in Post-Industrial Cities is a second generation waterfront publication which reflects on recent and contemporary developments. Amsterdam, Boston, Genoa, Sydney and Vancouver are successful examples of cities that faced considerable challenges in their revitalisation efforts. Bilbao, Havana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Shanghai are contemporary examples that represent the emerging contexts for waterfront revitalisation today.
Four themes form the basis of this book and provide a structure for considering particular aspects of waterfront redevelopment - connection to the waterfront, remaking the city image on the waterfront, port and city relations and the new waterfronts in historic cities. Broad issues that might be applicable to a variety of situations are dealt with alongside specific city case studies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. 1. Contemporary Urban Space Making at the Water's Edge. Connection to the Waterfront. 2. Connection to the Waterfront - Vancouver and Sydney. 3. Complexity on the Urban Waterfront. Remaking the Image of the City. 4. Remaking the Image of the City - Bilbao and Shanghai. 5. Waterfronts as Catalysts for City Renewal. 6. New Millennium - Bilbao. Port and City Relations. 7. Modern Ports and Historic Cities - Genoa and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 8. Port and City Relations - San Francisco and Boston. New Waterfronts in Historic Cities. 9. Waterfronts, Development and World Heritage Cities Amsterdam and Havana. 10. History at the Water's Edge. 11. Reflections on the Boston Waterfront. Contributor Biographies.
'This well-written and illustrated book explains the success of waterside developments in cities such as Baltimore, Vancouver, Bilbao, Amsterdam and Boston.' Regeneration and Renewal
'This is a good-looking and well-produced book, with some excellent photographs of all the cities considered.' Environment and Planning A