Many are the threats and risks in historical urban waterfronts that can cause dangerous effectson cultural heritage. The most important threats are represented by: new infrastructures andnew urban functions not compatible with the preservation of cultural heritage; economicinterests that can induce irreversible transformations of the original context; anthropicalpressure that mines the delicate ecosystems of waterfronts; abandonment to which pollutionand decay follow.The Risk Map of cultural heritage in urban waterfront aims to soften the risks in historicalcontexts and to convert all the possible threats in creative processes of re-qualification anddevelopment.The Map aims to review the waterfront issue from the actual problematical condition to a newcreative dimension, by promoting the revitalization of urban waterfronts, by recovering thehistorical and industrial heritage linked to water, by improving the quality of environment andlife, by enhancing the cultural heritage and, eventually, by encouraging social, cultural andeconomic development.Great transformations can only arise when endorsed by big projects, policies and jointventures oriented to the invention of resourceful improvements targeting the urban quality, thepromotion of new places of cultural innovation, and a creative action of regeneration.To set up the tools to promote these creative improvements, several “cities on water “ of theMediterranean Sea and North European Sea have been analyzed. The creative “cities onwater” chosen have promoted their development starting from the regeneration of theirwaterfront preserving, at the same time, the cultural heritage, and the best practices of urbanrenaissance have been thus extracted to draw the guidelines of Risk Map of urban waterfront1.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|