Introduction: Reclaiming and Rewilding River Cities for Outdoor Recreation . . . . . 1
Charly Machemehl, Olivier Sirost, and Jean-Paul Ducrotoy
Cities and Their Waterways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Christian Lévêque
With Rivers to the Sea: Ecological Restoration of Rivers and Estuaries
and Nature-Based Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Jean-Paul Ducrotoy
Behind Good Ecological Status, the Quest to Reconquer Water Territories . . . . . . . 29
Olivier Sirost and Charly Machemehl
Planning and Designing Facilities that Enhance Rivers and Encourage
the Development of Tourist and Recreational Spaces: Urban Promenades . . . . . . . . 39
Sylvie Miaux and Maxime Demers-Renaud
Outdoor Leisure Activities at Odds with the City? Arcachon Bay and the
Massif Des Calanques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Ludovic Ginelli
“On the Conquest of Wild Nature”... But What Is Meant by “Nature”? . . . . . . . . . 55
Sarah-Jane Krieger
The Darsena di Milano (Italy): ‘Restoration’ of an Urban Artificial Aquatic
Environment Between Citizens’ Hopes and Municipal Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Laura Verdelli and Noémie Humbert
Grenoble, the River City Facing the Mountains (End Nineteenth
Century-1930s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Michaël Attali and Natalia Bazoge
The Role and Significance of the Recreational Reconquest of Port Spaces:
Rouen (France) Reinvention at the Neck of the Estuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Damien Féménias, Olivier Sirost, and Barbara Evrard
Recreational Activities, Economic and Territorial Development: Caen (France)
in the Reconquest of its River? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Sébastien Bourdin and Yann Rivoallan
Bordeaux’s Playful and Sporty Maritime Life: A Revolution of Venues and
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Jean-Pierre Augustin
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