Review: Evaluating Waterfront Uses for Tourism and Recreation with Acceptance to Changes: The Case of Manado Waterfront Development

Lagarense, Bet El Silisna (2013) Review: Evaluating Waterfront Uses for Tourism and Recreation with Acceptance to Changes: The Case of Manado Waterfront Development. GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR), 3 (1). ISSN 2010-4804

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In the modern era of increased leisure and recreational activities and increased environmental and heritage concerns, many of the world’s major waterside cities have been redeveloped to meet conservation, recreation and tourism goals. Several attempts to transform the city from a single economic base to a more diversified one involve strategies not simply of diversifying its economic potential, but also of changing the city’s industrial image and replacing it with a new vibrant one. The key issue in this study is that the waterfront development is being undertaken to make the city a pleasant place to visit and to stay, which is attractive not only to tourists but also for the local residents. Tourism and recreation are likely to be important functions of waterfront development and redevelopment. However, waterfront development is always improved for economic reasons while massive changes involving land reclamation that changing coastal environment functions from a demand side became a priority. The waterfront development in Manado, Indonesia, is an example of tourism development in a mid-sized city in a less developed country. This study is aimed to identify common issues in the development and redevelopment of Manado waterfront for tourism and recreation and an acceptance to changes as a consequence of development. The most usual case in the creation of leisure-related activities in waterfront areas is that the waterfront provides opportunities not available elsewhere where leisure activities may flourish and be enhanced. Perhaps one of the major concerns regarding waterfront development and redevelopment for coastal cities is that such developments become very significant and, in fact, they are the main common attribute of coastal cities. This study involves questionnaire survey on the field and on-site observations to provide evidences of waterfront development in Manado, Indonesia. This study confirms that a close relationship with discussion of the recreation and tourism developments has contributed to the changes of the waterfront environment. One question that needs to be addressed, however, is whether an increased demand for the urban waterfront to provide tourism and recreational opportunities will also continue to increase the range of future benefits to the environment and the local community within the areas. This has challenged both private and public sectors and other involved parties to enhance the role of recreation and tourism in waterfront development with a serious attention to both the economy and the environment as well.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: O Review > OA Peer Review
Divisions: Niaga > Jurusan Pariwisata
Depositing User: Samuel Johannes
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 17:57
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 17:57

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