Urban Waterfronts: Awash with Controversy Public Deposited

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  • Wrenn, Douglas
    • Other Affiliation: Associate, Publications Division, Urban Land Institute
  • The effective reuse of waterfront sites, buildings, and piers, both for economic development and recreational and cultural activities, is occurring in several cities. Baltimore, Boston, Seattle, and other cities are discovering new uses for their abandoned or deteriorating waterfronts, and in the process attracting people and revenue to the revitalized harbors. Successful redevelopment varies widely, but there are several development issues that are common to all waterfront projects: handling regulations and permits, deciding on the appropriate use of the waterfront, providing public access, and ensuring citizen participation.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 15
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  • 19
  • English
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