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• Waterfront is a location or part of a city
or town that is directly on a body of water.
• Any building on the waterfront should
boost activity in the public spaces around it
• There should be a mix of uses with seamless
interaction between inside and outdoors.
• They are the sites of festivals, markets, fireworks displays, concerts,
spontaneous celebrations and other high-energy gatherings
• Avoids residential development because it creates pressure to prevent
night time activity from flourishing.
• smart use of amenities can provide protection from inclement weather.
• Lighting strengthens a square’s identity and can draw attention to specific
activities, pathways or entrances.
• Access Made Easy by Boat, Bike and Foot
• Optimize public access
• Use parks to connect destinations, not as destinations unto themselves
• Support multiple modes of transportation and limit vehicular access
• A Multidimensional Environmental Improvement and Urban
• One of the most innovative projects to make the city liveable &
• Sabarmati has always been important to Ahmedabad;
• As a source for drinking water
• As a place for recreation
• As a place to gather
• Place for the poor to build their hutments
• Place for washing and drying clothes
• Place for holding the traditional Market
• And yet, Sabarmati was abused and neglected;
• Sabarmati became a place to dump garbage
• Storm water drains spewed untreated sewage into the river
• Nallas brought sewage into the river and abused Sabarmati
• Encroachments reduced the river’s flood carrying capacity
• The river was inaccessible to the public
• Environmental Improvement
• Creating network of public open spaces
• Providing adequate public access to the river
• Rehabilitation of the slums
• Rehabilitation of “Gujari Bazaar”
• Rehabilitation of Dhobis (Washer men)
• Creating vibrant urban neighbourhood
• Lower walkway : 23 Km Public promenades along the entire length of the
Rehabilitation of the slums Rehabilitation of Dhobis
• Reinventing the Crescent, New Orleans transform six miles of unused
industrial and commercial space along the Mississippi River
• Riverfront property as a symbol of reinvention for New Orleans˗˗
transformation into America’s boutique city.
• An old city rich in culture in a new time, attracting new people and new
ideas through a city-wide “front yard.
- Increase tourism
- Creates jobs and revenue for New Orleans
- Fosters a renewed quality of life among
our local communities
- Encourages civic activity
- Cultivates energy
- Enhances the community culture
• Reinventing the Crescent Development Plan is ambitious in overall
scope and geography.
• Designated 15 locations to reinvent – providing opportunities for
recreation, relaxation, and reconnection.
• Lifetime opportunity to reconnect the City of New Orleans to its
riverfront and embrace it in new and exciting ways.
• Remove the physical barrier to
public access to the river
• Creation of continuous linear
access and network of great green
spaces along the river’s edge
• Created gathering places and
moment of district character
• New architectural icons and
landmarks to give new face to the
• Beautiful and sustainable living
areas were created along riverside.
• Enhanced huge flow of
infrastructure with expansion in
tax for economic stability.
SPANISH PLAZA PEDISTRANIZED
JULIES STREET RIVER TERRACE PUBLIC GATHERING SQUARE
6 MILES WALKWAYS
• Showcase the river’s history
-History plays an important role in shaping a place.
-It gives any place its unique identity.
-It can also be used to educate people about the place.
• Activate the riverfront
-Tourism improves the economic wealth of the city.
• Public accessibility
-Limit obstacles and connect to the river.
-Convenient means for visitors to access the waterfront area.
-Trails, walkways, beaches, along rivers provided.
-There should be multiple entry points to the river so as to have a
successful riverfront with active use.
• Local participation
• Engage with the water
-Existing activities like fishing, boating, repair yards etc. along the
river give it a character.
-Newer development should not totally take away the existing
-Building near water can be hazardous for people.
-With easy accessibility to water there are certain liabilities like
drowning or falling from walkways with no railing on them.
• Bank stabilization
-The accessibility factor along with bank stabilization measures.
• Employ high quality architectural materials and sustainable
-By selecting building materials, heights, native plants for
landscaping, reusing disturbed areas and building within the