waterfront, pedestrian access, community, public space, revitalization, recreation, urban
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
"Due to industry changes, once prosperous maritime towns have been abandoned. The cities have been left as they were and have not adopted new functions or uses for their valuable asset, the water's edge. Although the city's maritime history and culture attract people, the public has turned its back on the waterfront resulting in non-urban, non-public spaces such as parking, run don properties and abandoned storage sheds. This disjunction between the city and the waterfront needs to be addressed."
"A city's waterfront can be reclaimed through the Archtiecture of Recreation in which the facilities and space are designed to heal the shattered urban fabric. The Architectural intervention will be a series of buildings and spaces incorporating civic, recreational, and commercial uses to make connections and links between the old and new, past and present, and ultimately the city and the waterfront."
Rossignol, Allen, "A Waterfront Reclamation" (1995). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 83.
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