WIT Press


The Particular Case Of Urban Waterfronts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130471

Volume

179

Pages

6

Page Range

561 - 566

Published

2013

Size

50 kb

Author(s)

B. Niemann & S. Weber

Abstract

The urban waterfront has recently been the site of many municipal development projects all over the world. The popularity of this location has led to raging realestate prices, prestigious landmark architecture and masses of visitors and tourists. Besides the challenges that come with its popularity, the urban waterfront is also required to deal with current ecological challenges. This paper argues that there is another dimension that plays an important role in this scheme: The waterfronts nature as threshold. Considering its existence as a space between spaces may contribute to comprehend the phenomenon of the recent popularity of the urban waterfront and also its contribution to the city as a whole. Keywords: waterfront, urban design, urban conversion, city port, sustainability, threshold, open wholeness.

Keywords

Keywords: waterfront, urban design, urban conversion, city port, sustainability, threshold, open wholeness.