WATERFRONT PRECEDENTS

Waterfront redevelopment is plainly different from other inner city neighborhoods in terms of form, constituencies and governmental jurisdictions, and poses questions which most cities appear ill-equipped to deal with. How should these lands be developed? What land uses are appropriate? And, how can we reinforce the viability of our waterfront industries? This is where a growing body of waterfront precedents can be instructive to cities wishing to take advantage of their post-industrial waterfront. In order to maximize the advantage of these resources and increase public amenities, a number of steps can be taken: (1) develop the area as an educational resource; (2) maintain an historical connection through the reuse of buildings, ships, etc, and the continuance of certain water trade related activities; and (3) consider land and water uses together in the planning and design processes. The recent Waterfront Precedents Study completed for the City of Toronto has proved invaluable in stirring the imagination of planners and the public, alike. It has already led to the preservation of some of this Waterfront's more important resources. It is anticipated that the Strategic Plan for Toronto's Waterfront, expected later this year will embody these crucial concepts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • WILSON, D
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM