A Direction of Urban Planning on the Waterfront for Public through Corresponding with Climate Change - A Case Study on the Design Competition in New York and Boston -

기후변화 대응 공공을 위한 수변도시계획 방향 - 뉴욕과 보스톤의 현상공모안 연구 -

  • Jeon, Hee-Sung ;
  • Lee, Kum-jin
  • 전희성 ;
  • 이금진
  • Received : 2015.07.02
  • Accepted : 2015.11.24
  • Published : 2015.11.30


This study was started to propose the direction of a waterfront city's continuous utilization based on safety and public good while being focused on the reaction to climate changes. While researches and facilities related to climate changes are increasing and many problems are occurring from natural disasters worldwide, the directly affected waterfront areas are only interpreted from the meaning of urban development. Thus, starting from the fact that a uniform waterfront development method is being repeated with a passive attitude, a direction of waterfront development to adapt and react to climate changes will be presented from an architectural viewpoint. Based on the awarded proposals of the waterfront city design for New York and Boston that suffered massive damage from Hurricane Sandy, public service equality and activation of local community were pursued and a waterfront planning method capable of maintaining the functionality and characteristics of a waterfront area while providing safety was reviewed through a waterfront space plan including living, commercial and public space addressing the climate changes. In addition, the flexible actions of waterfront areas upon disaster were discussed from the viewpoint of architecture and space. The analysis was performed by focusing on the infrastructure such as wetland and green zones, water space and waterfront space as the their symbolic meaning and history, institutional proposals etc. while taking the public space and buildings as the main factors. Then, the factors that can be applied on future waterfront areas were derived to explore the utility of waterfront cities upon abnormal climate.


Climate Change;Regional Revitalization;Waterfront Development;Public Architecture;Public Space;Safety;Accessibility;Connectivity;Availability


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Supported by : 국토교통부