Waterfronts Revisited

European ports in a historic and global perspective

Author: Heleni Porfyriou,Marichela Sepe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317269152

Category: Architecture

Page: 266

View: 7687

Waterfronts Revisited addresses the historical evolution of the relationship between port and city and re-examines waterfront development by looking at the urban territory and historical city in their complexity and entirety. By identifying guiding values, urban patterns and typologies, and local needs and experiences, cities can break the isolation of the harbor by reconnecting it to the urban structure; its functions, spaces and forms. Using the UNESCO recommendation for the "Historic Urban Landscape" as the guiding concept and a tool for managing urban preservation and change, this collection of essays illustrates solutions to issues of globalisation, commercialization of space and commoditisation of culture in waterfront development. Through sixteen selected case studies, Editors Heleni Porfyriou and Marichela Sepe offer planners and urban designers a broad spectrum of alternative solutions to waterfront regeneration interventions and redevelopments, addressing sustainability, regional cultural diversity, and the debate between conservation and transformation.
Posted in Architecture

Transforming Urban Waterfronts

Fixity and Flow

Author: Gene Desfor,Jennefer Laidley,Quentin Stevens,Dirk Schubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136897712

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7955

In port cities around the world, waterfront development projects have been hailed both as spaces of promise and as crucial territorial wedges in twenty-first century competitive growth strategies. Frequently, these mega-projects have been intended to transform derelict docklands into communities of hope with sustainable urban economies—economies intended to both compete in and support globally-networked hierarchies of cities. This collection engages with major theoretical debates and empirical findings on the ways waterfronts transform and have been transformed in port-cities in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean. It is organized around the themes of fixities (built environments, institutional and regulatory structures, and cultural practices) and flows (information, labor, capital, energy, and knowledge), which are key categories for understanding processes of change. By focusing on these fixities and flows, the contributors to this volume develop new insights for understanding both historical and current cases of change on urban waterfronts, those special areas of cities where land and water meet. As such, it will be a valuable resource for teaching faculty, students, and any audience interested in a broad scope of issues within the field of urban studies.
Posted in Social Science

Policing the Waterfront

Networks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security

Author: Russell Brewer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191511250

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 6223

Long recognised as a site where criminal elements have flourished, the waterfront has been exploited for centuries by opportunistic individuals for a whole raft of illicit purposes. Policing the Waterfront: Networks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security is the first book of its kind to fully explore the intricacies of how crime is controlled on the waterfront, and in doing so, seeks to enhance current theoretical understandings of the policing partnerships that exist between state and non-state actors. Charting the complex configuration of security networks using a range of analytical techniques, this book presents new empirical data, which exposes and explains the social structures that enable policing partnerships to function on the waterfront. Particularly striking is the use of enhanced and adjusted theoretical discussions, to both shape and develop previous policing and security debates - resulting in a work that is both innovative and, yet, still routed in the traditions of empirical research. The analysis is achieved through a comparative research design, evaluating the narratives of both state and non-state security providers at the busiest ports in America and Australia: the Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Complex and the Port of Melbourne. Policing the Waterfront presents a rich and highly original account of the underlying structures that foster, facilitate, and enhance policing partnerships on the waterfront, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of criminology, sociology, law, socio-legal and policy studies, as well as those researching and studying policing, regulation, security, mass transportation, and social capital.
Posted in Law

Hidden History of St. Petersburg

Author: Will Michaels

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625858205

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 8728

Florida is one of the most visited places in the world, and one of its most visited cities is St. Petersburg. But there’s a lot more to the “Sunshine City” than pristine beaches. During his travels to sunny St. Pete, James Brown discovered local jazz artist LeRoy Flemmings Jr. Doc Webb’s World’s Most Unusual Drug Store attracted customers and spectators from afar. Babe Ruth’s longest home run ever was launched from the city. William Straub had a great vision for the area’s treasured waterfront park system, and the historic Vinoy Hotel was instrumental in launching the downtown renaissance. City historian Will Michaels explores a wide swath of hidden history in one of Florida’s largest cities.
Posted in Photography

Glen Cove Revisited

Author: Joan Harrison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738572956

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 3658

Since its founding in the late 17th century as a mill town, Glen Cove has been simultaneously rural and industrial, patrician and working class. A city of multiple ethnicities and close family ties, Glen Cove has been home to generations of immigrants who came to work and stayed to live, as well as to the children of America's elite who built their summer homes on the shores of Hempstead Harbor. In Glen Cove Revisited, "The Heart of the Gold Coast" is seen as only insiders know it, through images of the mill ponds and barnyards, estates and factories, schools and neighborhoods, and the people, famous and unknown, which make up this microcosm of America. Photographer Joan Harrison is a professor of art at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University and author of Glen Cove. She has spent the last three years gleaning a rich selection of photographs of the community from the intimate family albums of residents and from the Pratt and Morgan families, as well as from the archives of the Robert R. Coles History Room, Glen Cove Public Library, and North Shore Historical Museum. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
Posted in History

The Making of St. Petersburg

Author: Will Michaels

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 161423776X

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4298

The Making of St. Petersburg captures the character of this bay city through the telling of significant events, from the Spanish clash with indigenous peoples to the creation of the downtown waterfront parks and grand hotels. Take a journey with local historian Will Michaels as he chronicles St. Petersburg's storied history, including the world's first airline, the birth of Pinellas County and the good old American pastime, Major League Baseball. The people and events in this work paint a beautiful portrait of a coastal Florida city and reveal St. Petersburg's sense of place.
Posted in History

Water and the landscape

a Landscape architecture book

Author: Grady Clay

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 193

View: 8623

Posted in Architecture

Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited

Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky

Author: Lennon Y.C. Chang,Russell Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351702637

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 5665

This volume brings together leading researchers to celebrate the significant contributions of Peter Grabosky to the field of Criminology, and in particular his work developing and adapting regulatory theory to the study of policing and security. Over the past three decades, his path-breaking theoretical and empirical research has contributed to a burgeoning literature on the myriad ways regulatory systems drive state and non-state interactions in an effort to control crime. This collection of essays showcases Grabosky’s pioneering treatment of key regulatory concepts as they relate to such interactions, and illustrate how his work has been instrumental in shaping contemporary scholarship and practice around the governance of security. Revisiting the work of a key figure in the field, this book will be of interest to criminologists, sociologists, socio-legal studies and those engaged with security and policy studies.
Posted in Social Science

The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited

Revised and Expanded

Author: Richard Florida

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038980

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 444

Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida identified a fundamental shift linking a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing importance of creativity in people's work lives and the emergence of a class of people unified by their engagement in creative work. Millions of us were beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always had, Florida observed, and this Creative Class was determining how the workplace was organized, what companies would prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities would thrive. In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida further refines his occupational, demographic, psychological, and economic profile of the Creative Class, incorporates a decade of research, and adds five new chapters covering the global effects of the Creative Class and exploring the factors that shape “quality of place” in our changing cities and suburbs.
Posted in Social Science

Coastal Zone '87

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, the Westin Hotel, Seattle, Washington, May 26-29, 1987

Author: Orville T. Magoon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780872626027

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 4830

View: 426

Posted in Coastal zone management

A Deadly Wind

The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Author: John Dodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870719288

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2857

A Deadly Wind is a deeply researched historical account of the most powerful non-tropical windstorm to ever strike the West Coast: The Columbus Day Storm of October 12, 1962, which plowed a path of destruction from the Bay Area to British Columbia. Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, while drawing connections to climate science and more contemporary calamities, such as Superstorm Sandy.
Posted in History

Strife on the waterfront

the Port of New York since 1945

Author: Vernon H. Jensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 478

View: 6308

Posted in Political Science

Government Covers the Waterfront

An Administrative Study of the Background, Origin, Development, and Effectiveness of the Bistate Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 1953-1966

Author: Donald Axelrod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1050

View: 4106

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On the Waterfront

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Articles that Inspired the Classic Movie and Transformed the New York Harbor

Author: Malcolm Malone Johnson

Publisher: Chamberlain Brothers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 6634

Presents a compilation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper articles that explored the role of organized crime on the New York waterfront, documenting a violent underworld and its influence on New York politics, industry, and society, and inspired thef
Posted in History

Glen Cove Revisited

Author: Joan Harrison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439623775

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5575

Since its founding in the late 17th century as a mill town, Glen Cove has been simultaneously rural and industrial, patrician and working class. A city of multiple ethnicities and close family ties, Glen Cove has been home to generations of immigrants who came to work and stayed to live, as well as to the children of America’s elite who built their summer homes on the shores of Hempstead Harbor. In Glen Cove Revisited, “The Heart of the Gold Coast” is seen as only insiders know it, through images of the mill ponds and barnyards, estates and factories, schools and neighborhoods, and the people, famous and unknown, which make up this microcosm of America.
Posted in Photography

Beardstown Revisited

Author: Harold Tyson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467129879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 6085

In 1819, Thomas Beard decided to build his town along the Illinois River. He was able to finance it immediately by selling lumber and honey, which were abundant in the region. On Main Street, next to the riverbank, Beard had a ferry and a hotel. Business was good. The town was platted in 1829, and by 1833, a pioneer wrote that people were living in tents because they could not build houses fast enough to meet the demand. Soon there were farms, orchards, flour mills, and a pork-packing plant. Most of the supplies for the inland farms and even Springfield came through the Beardstown waterfront. Beardstown has lost most of its industry, but it still has a pork-packing plant. The company hires a number of foreign employees, and when they retire, many choose to stay in Beardstown. It remains a safe, pleasant place to live.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Ipswich Revisited

Author: William M. Varrell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738545004

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5652

Since Ipswichs founding in 1634, the town has been home to farmers and fishermen, sea captains and furniture makers, and mill workers and clammers. Wealthy summer residents, artists, and photographers discovered Ipswich years later, capturing in photographs the towns rural landscapes, magnificent beaches, modest streetscapes, busy waterfront, local celebrations, and personalities. Ipswich Revisited provides a glimpse into this towns rich past. Included here are photographs of the interiors of familiar buildings, such as the 1677 Whipple House, the 1800 Heard House, and the 1920s Ipswich Mills Hosiery Shop, and notable natives, such as the Appleton family, artists Arthur Wesley Dow and Carl Nordstrom, and Native American princess Emma Safford. Since Ipswichs founding in 1634, the town has been home to farmers and fishermen, sea captains and furniture makers, and mill workers and clammers. Wealthy summer residents, artists, and photographers discovered Ipswich years later, capturing in photographs the towns rural landscapes, magnificent beaches, modest streetscapes, busy waterfront, local celebrations, and personalities. Ipswich Revisited provides a glimpse into this towns rich past. Included here are photographs of the interiors of familiar buildings, such as the 1677 Whipple House, the 1800 Heard House, and the 1920s Ipswich Mills Hosiery Shop, and notable natives, such as the Appleton family, artists Arthur Wesley Dow and Carl Nordstrom, and Native American princess Emma Safford.
Posted in History

The Best of Grand Designs

Author: Kevin McCloud

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007494459

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 9149

A complete celebration of Britain’s favourite architectural show.
Posted in House & Home