Transitions in Urban Waterfronts
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The Transitions in Urban Waterfronts group focuses on the edge between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; as a central and essential element in the development of cities, waterfronts have shouldered ongoing, significant impacts of urbanization, while also providing sites of transformative growth, symbolic inspiration, and reinvention/renewal. The working group highlights issues of site performance and access, within wider social-ecological networks of a metropolitan region, as well as patterns of global trade/migration (how does the waterfront work, and for whom/what).
In 2020 the Transitions in Urban Waterfronts group will be partnering with the Urban-Rural Linkages working group. Cities and their port districts are often at the socio-political and economic center of larger urban-rural regions that influence their organization, trade products and relationships, transportation networks, and governance. They are frequently located at the mouth of major river systems, on former estuaries that drain bioregions stretching well beyond the jurisdictional boundary of the city or port itself. We look forward to this collaboration to advance our collective thinking to reach beyond the physical space of the waterfront.
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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