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.
|Title of host publication||Urban Blue Spaces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Planning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||48|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2021|