Mixed-use waterfront regeneration: a sustainability investigation of Portsmouth Harbour

Evans, Andrew (2010) Mixed-use waterfront regeneration: a sustainability investigation of Portsmouth Harbour. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Over the last few decades traditional waterfront locations and their industries have fallen into decline. With growing pressures to use Brownfield land for development in regeneration schemes due to sustainable development, with the growing problem of climate change, and the recent global economic pressures this study aims to investigate the social and economic sustainability of the Gunwharf Quays development in Portsmouth Harbour and its potential as a template for mixed-use waterfront regeneration projects. A multiple method technique was used for data collection including a critical review of literature, questionnaires and interviews. The study discovered that while Gunwharf Quays was a commercial success it has been a contributor to gentrification of the local community, de-skilling of the workforce in Portsmouth and may have prevented much needed investment in Portsmouth City Centre. Overall this study came to the conclusion that Gunwharf Quays does not fit all the necessary attributes of a sustainable development and due to every sites different situation a template may not always be appropriate.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/998

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