Generations of waterfront regenerations: The Hamburg case

Federica Vingelli


The design crisis, specifically in the drawing of urban planning, coincided with a Port cities have experiences dismissing of Historical and modern port due to changes in capitalist production models and, since ‘80s, have been facing the challenge of contemporary waterfront regeneration. Within a process of more than 30 years redevelopment plans tend to abandon the project-led and short-term approach in order to integrate waterfront redesign in a city and regional perspective. Evolutionary port city models underlines common feauters of port wasted areas while the Hamburg case describes the evolution of urban and territorial planning processes from a project-oriented approach to an adaptive and territorial vision making strategic, shared and long term planning the institutional framework and planning in which to rethink contemporary port city development and regeneration complex actions.


Contemporary port cities; Planning evolution; Wasted lands; Waterfront regeneration

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