Recreation and Tourism as a Catalyst for Urban Waterfront Redevelopment: An International Survey

Recreation and Tourism as a Catalyst for Urban Waterfront Redevelopment: An International Survey

by Stephen J. Craig-Smith, Michael Fagence
     
 

As we reach the end of the 20th century, the world's cities are experiencing progressive tensions in urban use and structure. Despite piecemeal redevelopment, many major cities are struggling to maintain functional efficiency while sustaining acceptable levels of quality of life. A notable opportunity for successful redevelopment has emerged in rehabilitation of

Overview

As we reach the end of the 20th century, the world's cities are experiencing progressive tensions in urban use and structure. Despite piecemeal redevelopment, many major cities are struggling to maintain functional efficiency while sustaining acceptable levels of quality of life. A notable opportunity for successful redevelopment has emerged in rehabilitation of urban waterfront areas, and the present volume examines recreation and tourism as a catalyst for such waterfront redevelopment. Reviewing the experiences of cities in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, and Australia, the volume points the way toward a set of principles and guidelines for the achievement of functional, aesthetic, and recreational harmony in urban environments.

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Ten studies for advanced students and professionals in urban planning, conservation, or tourism. They offer case studies of waterfronts that have been developed for tourism in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, London, Liverpool, Sidney, and Brisbane; conservation and colonial heritage issues in the Caribbean; the use of events; and residents' perception and evaluation of developed waterfronts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945503
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/26/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.64(d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN J. CRAIG-SMITH is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Business Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

MICHAEL FAGENCE is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

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