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Id 149
Author Jones, A., L.
Title Regenerating Urban Waterfronts—Creating Better Futures—From Commercial and Leisure Market Places to Cultural Quarters and Innovation Districts.
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Jones, A.L. (2017). Regenerating Urban Waterfronts—Creating Better Futures—From Commercial and Leisure Market Places to Cultural Quarters and Innovation Districts. Planning Practice & Research, 32(3): 333‑344.

Keywords Waterfront regeneration; Cultural regeneration; Urban regeneration; Cultural quarters; Innovation districts
Link to article https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2016.1222146
Abstract This paper investigates the contemporary issues in waterfront regeneration strategies. It evaluates and analyzes the legacies from past international waterfront projects through case examples and review policies, practices, trends and issues that pertain to waterfront regeneration. The impact of these within urban regeneration and urban cultural contexts are in turn considered. In this respect, the paper tracks the changes from typical festival-type market regeneration initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s to more culturally and entrepreneurial-focused projects evidenced today. Contemporary issues that stakeholders should consider when evaluating waterfront projects are considered. The paper gives recommendations for the direction of future waterfront development strategies.

Metodology This paper is based upon an article that was published by the author, over 15 years ago – titled ‘Issues in waterfront regeneration: more sobering thoughts: a UK perspective (Jones, 1998). The author realize a desk research and literature review to revisit and evaluate what has changed over this period and particularly how the concepts of waterfront regeneration have changed over this time.

Findings The future success of waterfront regeneration strategies will be increasingly tied to a paradigm which reflects more prescribed development criteria which encourages inclusivity, mixed and innovative projects that promote sustainable planning, creativity, visionary design concepts, cultural sensitivity, cultural capacity, community resilience, connectivity, entrepreneurship, innovation, integration and appropriate development scale. These performance indicators provide the basis from which urban waterfront projects can be successfully initiated and from which broader macro-regeneration and urban policy objectives that befit a city’s future economic, social, cultural growth and well-being can be fulfilled and sustained.
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DOI DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2016.1222146
Search Database Taylor & Francis
Technique Literature review; Desk research
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