The changing waterfront in coastal area management

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pp. 128,   figg. 24,     1a edizione  1992   (Codice editore 1129.1)

The changing waterfront in coastal area management
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Since the seventies urban waterfront revitalisation has become a world-wide process involving first the United States and then Japan, Europe and developing countries, and acquiring special importance in some cityports of South-East Asia. In the meantime coastal area management has made progress in many parts of the world to the point of being regarded as the management of the entirety of resource uses and environmental enhancement in a belt extending seawards to the outer edge of the Exclusive Economic Zone. Hence the need to consider both present and expected interaction between waterfront objectives and coastal zone management.

Analysis considers the initial inputs to revitalize urban waterfronts, especially the need to change port and industrial organisation, the rise of culturally-sound goals, such as the preservation of archaeological sites, the prospect of orienting waterfront changes also to environmental protection and preservation, the evolution in the perception of the waterfront role for the cityport and coastal region and the prospect of becoming the core of integrated coastal area management.

Adalberto Vallega, professor in regional geography and, recently, in marine geography at the University of Genoa. Chairman of the Study Group on Marine Geography during 1986-1988 and then chairman of the Commission on Marine Geography of the International Geographical Union (till 1992). Main volumes on maritime subjects: Per una geografia del mare (1980); Ecumene oceano (1985); Ocean Change in Global Change (1990); Sea management. A theoretical framework (1992).


Why the waterfront?
1. Waterfronts in the past
1.1. A general stage-based approach
1.2. Cityports in the mercantile stage
1.3. The waterfront role in the palaeo-industrial stage
1.4. The evolution of the neo-industrial waterfront
2. Port and industry: growth and decline of a duo
2.1. How to deal with the subject
2.2. The first feedback relationship: littoral industrialisation
2.3. The second feedback relationship: unitisation
2.4. Passenger transportation facilities
2.5. Impacts on waterfront value
3. The current stage: decline and development
3.1. Doubling the waterfront
3.2. Cityports between crisis and growth
3.3. Waterfront change as a continuous or discontinuous process
3.4. The role of the cultural heritage
4. The natural environment
4.1. World-wide processes: climatic variations and sea-level changes
4.2. The coastal erosion cycle
4.3. The coastal ecosystem
4.4. The ecological concern
5. Perception and objectives
5.1. Levels of perception
5.2. Social implications: reality and perception
5.3. External environment: the sophisticated perception
5.4. Objectives: the main options
5.5. The waterfront functions
5.6. Implications for planning
6. The core of the coastal area
6.1. The waterfront scale
6.2. Widening the waterfront seawards
6.3. Urban and extra-urban waterfront
6.4. The waterfront within the evolving coastal area
6.5. Urban and extra-urban waterfronts