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The new waterfront : a worldwide urban success story, Ann Breen and Dick Rigby

Label
The new waterfront : a worldwide urban success story
Title
The new waterfront
Title remainder
a worldwide urban success story
Statement of responsibility
Ann Breen and Dick Rigby
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Making telling use of hundreds of photographs, Ann Breen and Dick Rigby analyze key waterfront developments from around the world in seven major themes: commercial (public enjoyment of the waterfront via cafes and restaurants, hotels, shopping and socializing); cultural and educational (in which museums and concert halls, ecological parks and modern aquariums are made attractive and accessible); historic (with a focus on the structures of past generations, modernized to take into account today's needs and tastes); recreational (parks and walkways, marinas and play areas); residential (urban projects rather than resorts); and working waterfronts (featuring today's continued industrial uses of center-city waterfronts, an often-forgotten aspect of the new waterfront). The authors also select some of the most dramatic waterfront makeovers for inclusion in a separate chapter on "Major Transformations."
  • These include vast projects, but also smaller efforts with significant community impact. Dozens of schemes are discussed in detail, and nearly a hundred are put into context in the illustrated gazetteer at the end of the book, revealing waterfront regeneration as a truly universal phenomenon of our time. Authoritatively written, meticulously researched and spectacularly illustrated, The New Waterfront is an indispensable resource for architects, urban planners, developers, landscape designers and students - a book that will also have a much wider appeal for anyone lured by the attraction of the water's edge
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 307.1/416
  • 711.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT170
LC item number
.B74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new waterfront : a worldwide urban success story, Ann Breen and Dick Rigby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Major waterfront transformations -- The commercial waterfront -- The cultural and educational waterfront -- Historic waterfronts -- The recreational waterfront -- The residential waterfront -- The working waterfront and transportation -- Gazetteer
Control code
34788715
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780070074545
Lccn
96024473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The new waterfront : a worldwide urban success story, Ann Breen and Dick Rigby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Major waterfront transformations -- The commercial waterfront -- The cultural and educational waterfront -- Historic waterfronts -- The recreational waterfront -- The residential waterfront -- The working waterfront and transportation -- Gazetteer
Control code
34788715
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780070074545
Lccn
96024473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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