Land-use change in riverfront areas. Two case studies: Lyon (France) and Lleida (Spain)

Abstract : Many projects for ecological restoration and social and urban regeneration of riverfront areas have been developed in Europe since the 1980s. This policy was of particular significance in the management of large cities crossed by rivers, as Lyon (France). It was also important, though often little known and disclosed, in small or medium-sized town with river banks, as the case of Lleida (Spain), a city of about 130,000 people located on the lower reaches of the Segre river (150 km from Barcelona). In this paper, two cities are compared by developing a map of land-use change in riverfront areas over a period of fifty years to try to understand and analyze the series of similar processes within and between the two cities. In the both cities, increased environmental awareness in urban projects fostered a profound transformation of river banks. They became progressively an element of urban and civil centrality producing by the anthropogenic pressures, making some states and some responses.
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Albert Santasusagna, Herve Parmentier, Anne-Sophie Clémençon. Land-use change in riverfront areas. Two case studies: Lyon (France) and Lleida (Spain). Conference: I.S.Rivers 2nd International Conference, Lyon, Jun 2015, Lyon, France. ⟨halshs-01677175⟩

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