|Welcome to On the Waterfront
The issue you are watching at on your screen is a first
intent of developing an on-line publication on the topic of waterfronts.
In the last years, especially from final of the
seventies, a great quantity of cities has put in march initiatives to revalue the front of
water (river, lake, sea, port) and to develop new urban plans in those that the
architecture, the public space and the public art suppose good part of the carried out
The publishers, we think that it can be a good
idea to launch a publication that serves as support to the research, analysis and
criticism on what assumes the development of the waterfronts.
Boundary area of the urban fabric, the
waterfront, for its development, requires of the intervention of the public authorities,
of the private initiative, of the planners, of the architects, of the artists... and a
long list of characters whom, through the revitalisation of these areas, are configuring a
new city model. A new model for each city, each city framed in a more general model of
uses and functions of the space of the waterfront.