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Urban waterfront planning examines the different ways of experiencing and using the edges of seas

Urban waterfront planning examines the different ways of experiencing and using the edges of seas, lakes or rivers and understanding their qualities for the community.20 The competition for waterfront space and the need for public access to the shore and the conservation of waterfront biodiversity as a natural resource have become an increasingly topical issue in urban policy.21 In many cases it has been seen that urban waterfront regeneration is driven by economic transition, concerns of social community environment, physical obsolescence and new recreational land and property requirements, environmental quality and sustainable development.22

There is no comprehensive theory of waterfront development and research on topic mostly over only few large projects in world cities.23