City, Capital, and Water

City, Capital, and Water

by Patrick Malone
     
 

The urban waterfront is widely regarded as a frontier of contemporary urban development, attracting both investment and publicity.
City, Capital and Water provides a detailed account of the redevelopment of urban waterfronts in nine cities around the world: London, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Dublin and Amsterdam.
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Overview

The urban waterfront is widely regarded as a frontier of contemporary urban development, attracting both investment and publicity.
City, Capital and Water provides a detailed account of the redevelopment of urban waterfronts in nine cities around the world: London, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Dublin and Amsterdam.
The case studies cover different frameworks for development in terms of the role of planning, approaches to financing, partnership agreements, state sponsorship and development profits. The analysis also demonstrates the effects of economic globalization, deregulation, the marginalization of planning and the manipulation of development processes by property and political interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415099424
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2London: Docklands and the State15
3London: Planning and Design in Docklands37
4Dublin: Motive, Image and Reality in the Custom House Docks65
5Sydney: The Economic and Political Roots of Darling Harbour90
6Hong Kong: A Political Economy of Waterfront Development110
7Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe: Island City Paradise?134
8Tokyo: Waterfront Development and Social Needs164
9Toronto: The Urban Waterfront as a Terrain of Availability195
10Toronto: Searching for a New Environmental Planning Paradigm219
11Amsterdam: The Waterfront in the 1990s240
12Conclusions261
Index269

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