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A Guidebook for Riverside RegenerationReview and Prospects

A Guidebook for Riverside Regeneration: Review and Prospects Text: Frank Bothmann Review and Prospects 160 guidebook Before regeneration the riverbanks in Laden- burg were hardly accessible and not very wel- coming // An old, burnt out car – the area of the Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve was illegally used as rubbish dump River Landscapes: Challenge and Potential sustainable metropolitan areas – that is turning them Neglected river landscapes and cities built with their into attractive tourist and recreation destinations, backs to the river characterise many post-industrial high-potential locations for new economic activi- regions in Europe. In these regions the populations are ties, multi-functional urban sites and valuable natural often unaware of the potential attractions of the urban habitats. These possible developments can contribute river landscapes. Moreover, with the decline of the jointly to the competitiveness of a city or a region. industries many job opportunities vanished and could The mobilisation of this potential requires a major not be replaced until today. conversion of river landscapes. Diverse measures are Long-lasting developments over the last century required. These include improving the accessibility to have deprived urban river landscapes of their former riverbanks, cleaning-up polluted soils and re-naturalis- functions. Transport on rivers and water supply from ing natural habitats. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Guidebook for Riverside RegenerationReview and Prospects

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
ISBN
978-3-540-36725-3
Pages
160 –167
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36726-0_8
Publisher site
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Abstract

Text: Frank Bothmann Review and Prospects 160 guidebook Before regeneration the riverbanks in Laden- burg were hardly accessible and not very wel- coming // An old, burnt out car – the area of the Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve was illegally used as rubbish dump River Landscapes: Challenge and Potential sustainable metropolitan areas – that is turning them Neglected river landscapes and cities built with their into attractive tourist and recreation destinations, backs to the river characterise many post-industrial high-potential locations for new economic activi- regions in Europe. In these regions the populations are ties, multi-functional urban sites and valuable natural often unaware of the potential attractions of the urban habitats. These possible developments can contribute river landscapes. Moreover, with the decline of the jointly to the competitiveness of a city or a region. industries many job opportunities vanished and could The mobilisation of this potential requires a major not be replaced until today. conversion of river landscapes. Diverse measures are Long-lasting developments over the last century required. These include improving the accessibility to have deprived urban river landscapes of their former riverbanks, cleaning-up polluted soils and re-naturalis- functions. Transport on rivers and water supply from ing natural habitats.

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: Water Framework Directive; Project Planner; Extra Fund; Rubbish Dump; European Union Accession

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