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By Gene Desfor,Jennefer Laidley,Quentin Stevens,Dirk Schubert

In port towns all over the world, waterfront improvement tasks were hailed either as areas of promise and as the most important territorial wedges in twenty-first century aggressive development techniques. usually, those mega-projects were meant to remodel derelict docklands into groups of wish with sustainable city economies—economies meant to either compete in and aid globally-networked hierarchies of towns.

This assortment engages with significant theoretical debates and empirical findings at the methods waterfronts rework and feature been reworked in port-cities in North and South the US, Europe, the Caribbean. it really is equipped round the subject matters of fixities (built environments, institutional and regulatory constructions, and cultural practices) and flows (information, hard work, capital, power, and knowledge), that are key different types for figuring out methods of swap. via targeting those fixities and flows, the participants to this quantity boost new insights for realizing either old and present circumstances of switch on city waterfronts, these particular components of towns the place land and water meet. As such, it will likely be a useful source for instructing school, scholars, and any viewers drawn to a wide scope of matters in the box of city studies.

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