Waterfront and urban regeneration. New challenges for Genoa

Pirlone, Francesca and Erriu, Davide (2016) Waterfront and urban regeneration. New challenges for Genoa. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 9 (3). pp. 305-322. ISSN 1970-9870

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The purpose of this paper is to understand if the strength of water is so important like in the past and to see like this element can be the driving force for redevelopment and urban regeneration of a city- port. The waterfront represents those parts of a city develop from the contact with the water until to involve the inner parts, it is a sort of permeable urban surface where the link with water is able to conjugate the different ways to live this special bond. This view permits to look at the waterfront, not only as a simple urban area well defined, but it is a new method to watch the city that draws the inspiration from the water for its future assets, without to forget its identity. Genoa represents an example of Mediterranean city (such as Marseille, Valencia and Barcelona). Our research brings from a debate among the different actors (University, Planning Section of the Municipality, Port Authority) to an elaboration of some future proposals which underline the different meanings of the relationship with water in the west of Genoa, Prà-Voltri’s area: from walking on different levels, above and below the channel specially designed, the opportunity to live (as in previous years) the beach for swimming, recreational and sporting appearance in a new Channel, in the continuation of activities in the existing Prà Channel. These elaborations are designed to determine the functions that the new Channel could take becoming in turn an urban redevelopment tool: the influence of the Channel, in fact, it should reach the city center reconnecting to historical paths and the promenade to become an integral part of the everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waterfront; regeneration; Genoa port-city
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 14:04
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15847

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