• Hamburg : A dynamic channel for the expanded city centre

    Le juin 25, 2013 par Aswathi Chandramohan | 0 Commentaire »
    Hamburg : A dynamic channel for the expanded city centre

    Among the many urban development projects taking advantage of the presence of a river or coastline, the city of Hamburg’s initiative – HafenCity (2000 – 2025) – deserves special attention. As the largest urban construction site in continental Europe, Hamburg envisions itself as the development model for European cities in the 21st century. By reusing more than a hundred hectares of port and industrial zone space, this project... Lire la suite

  • The bridges of the Rhone on your smartphone: an application developed by the Rhône-Alpes region

    Le juin 25, 2013 par Aswathi Chandramohan | 0 Commentaire »
    The bridges of the Rhone on your smartphone: an application developed by the Rhône-Alpes region

    An initiative of the Rhône-Alpes Region (Department of Culture –  General Inventory of Cultural Heritage) Hikers, pedestrians, bikers, river lovers, grab your smartphones! The general cultural heritage inventory department of the Rhône-Alpes region offers a location-based application on the bridges of the Rhone. One can now stroll along the river, discover the bridges of the Rhone river (history, description, photos, audio... Lire la suite

Inland waterways, a book by Bernard Le Sueur

on jan 01, 2013 in Edito, Initiatives, Publications by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »
Inland waterways, a book by Bernard Le Sueur Navigation has remade its way back to the heart of the societies after a long gap, driven by a movement towards rediscovery and reappropriation of rivers, in other words ‘river-urbanisation’ (flurbanisation). Through Inland waterways (Glénat editions), the author presents a long history that progressively reveals examples varying between continuity and rupture.  He has comprehensively addressed this, while highlighting the close relationship between the navigation systems, markets, canals and rivers, boats and men. By doing so, he reemphasises and throws light on the known heritage and reveals those, that should be discovered. The author, Bernard Le Sueur is a historian who has dedicated all of his research to the world of rivers and channels, and towards the relationship between... Read More