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Riverfront development

  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • 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
  5. 5. SABARMATI RIVERFRONT • A Multidimensional Environmental Improvement and Urban Rejuvenation Project • One of the most innovative projects to make the city liveable & sustainable • 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
  8. 8. • 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 river OBJECTIVES
  9. 9. Rehabilitation of the slums Rehabilitation of Dhobis
  10. 10. Rehabilitation of Gujari bazaar
  11. 11. The Sabarmati is now accessible for public !
  12. 12. Sabarmati back to Ahmedabad and Amdavadis back to the Sabarmati!
  13. 13. THE CRESCENT
  14. 14. THE CRESCENT
  15. 15. THE CRESCENT • 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. • Aims: - 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
  16. 16. THE CRESCENT • 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.
  17. 17. REINVENTION KEYS • 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 city. • Beautiful and sustainable living areas were created along riverside. • Enhanced huge flow of infrastructure with expansion in tax for economic stability.
  18. 18. THE CRESCENT
  20. 20. CONCLUSION • 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 -Recreation/Fitness -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
  21. 21. CONCLUSION • 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 activities • Liability -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 engineering practices -By selecting building materials, heights, native plants for landscaping, reusing disturbed areas and building within the context.
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