|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:26:29 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Rediscovering urban waterfronts"|
Rediscovering urban waterfronts through brownfieldsThe urban ecology approach is helping planners reconnect the public to the waterfront.
By NEWTON BREITER/Aecom Sseattle Daily Journal of Commerce (WA) September 2, 2010Industry once claimed the waterfront of most cities. Refineries, rail yards and manufacturing facilities that depended on proximity to water transportation were built on the foreground of the cityscape. This remnant of industrialization physically and visually disconnects people from the unique places that define waterfront cities.
Now these once degraded landscapes are being reclaimed. An approach called urban ecology, based on landscape and ecological systems, is helping planners to reconnect the public to the waterfront.
Increasingly, urban waterfronts are being designed in balance with natural processes to create vibrant communities that function sustainably while supporting the remaining uses of working waterfronts.
... For the entire column, see http://www.djc.com/news/en/12021312.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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