Seafronts, beaches, lakesides and promenades

Simon Bell, Himansu S. Mishra, Anna Wilczyńska, Jekaterina Balicka

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This chapter by Simon Bell, Himansu S. Mishra, Anna Wilczynska and Jekaterina Balicka starts with an overview of seafronts, beaches, lakesides and promenades and a short history of how they have been developed and used for bathing and recreation, highlighting some famous historical and contemporary examples. The main risks and benefits for health and well-being associated with beaches are described. Some principles being adopted for their re-development, management and maintenance are summarised. Then a selection of innovative projects is introduced and each is evaluated and compared with the others against the set of criteria defined in Chapter 10.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Blue Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Number of pages48
ISBN (Electronic)9780429508486
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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