Waterfront Redevelopment

August 7, 2013, 11am PDT
Could the Hamptons have a new rival for New Yorkers seeking a little fun in the sun? With $7 million allocated, plans to transform Lower Manhattan's desolate, trash-strewn waterfront into a 'premier staycation destination' are moving forward.
New York Daily News
February 7, 2013, 9am PST
The pending sale of historic industrial buildings in Alexandria is seen as crucial to spurring the Virginia city's waterfront redevelopment, and "fulfilling a new vision for the area."
The Washington Post
September 30, 2012, 11am PDT
After many, many, many failures-to-launch, Auckland may finally be taking its waterfront seriously. A series of articles in <em>The New Zealand Herald</em> explores the waterfront's disappointing past and promising future.
The New Zealand Herald
September 9, 2012, 11am PDT
After years wasted trying to implement large-scale redevelopment of its formerly industrial waterfront, Buffalo is cleaning up its shores from the ground up, reports Daniel Robison.
NPR
August 31, 2012, 9am PDT
A 52-acre development planned for Washington, D.C.'s isolated Southwest Quadrant hopes to create a 21st century waterfront by embracing the elements that have contributed to creating lively urban waterfronts for centuries, reports Kriston Capps.
The Atlantic Cities
August 7, 2012, 11am PDT
Not to be outdone by its neighboring boroughs across the East River, Manhattan is hoping to embark on an upgrade to its eastern waterfront. Tyler Silvestro has the details.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 3, 2012, 7am PDT
From its mountain tributaries, to the San Fernando Valley, through Downtown, and across the basin into the Pacific Ocean, Christian MilNeil tells the story behind the ecological and recreation rehabilitation of the Los Angeles River.
Grist
April 24, 2012, 7am PDT
NYC's long-declining waterfront industry is expected to experience a new boom time, as the expansion of the Panama Canal will allow double the cargo and much larger ships to call at New York's harbor by 2024.
MetroFocus
March 14, 2012, 9am PDT
The increasing recognition of waterfronts as a recreational and redevelopment asset belies its continued value for trade and industry. Will Doig makes the case for the oft-antagonized shipping industry in the tug-of-war over waterfront real estate.
Salon
March 13, 2012, 12pm PDT
Ambitious plans to remake considerable portions of San Francisco's Waterfront in preparation for the America’s Cup yacht race, to be staged in the city in 2013, have been significantly scaled back, reports George Calys
The Architect's Newspaper
February 15, 2012, 2pm PST
In one of the country's most picturesque historic cities, redevelopment plans have sparked community debate about the future of its waterfront.
Savannah Morning News
February 15, 2012, 9am PST
As Seattle considers ways to improve its waterfront, local architect and urban planner Mark Hinshaw evaluates a conflict brewing 1,250 miles to the south, for a lesson on what not to do with valuable downtown waterfront real estate.
Crosscut
September 26, 2011, 8am PDT
The Banks, an ambitious redevelopment plan for Cincinnati's waterfront, is near completion. Travis R. Eby takes a look.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 23, 2011, 2pm PDT
Waterfront Toronto is a public advocacy group formed in 2001 to plan the city's extensive waterfront revitalization. In early Sept., Mayor Rob Ford announced he was taking over and turning the land into a giant mall park. Urbanists to the rescue!
The Atlantic Cities
June 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
The Wall Street Journal profiles New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden, focusing on the populist projects her department has been successful in building in recent years.
The Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011, 7am PDT
A number of cities in Washington are embarking on waterfront redevelopment projects. The projects range from the relatively small to the complete makeover.
Crosscut
May 31, 2011, 9am PDT
Toledo, Ohio's local economy is ailing, but two developers recruited from China see significant opportunity in redeveloping the city's waterfront.
The New York Times
May 23, 2011, 1pm PDT
Landscape architect James Corner, whose eponymous firm designed the High Line, turns its attention to Seattle. Last week, Corner presented his plans for reorienting the city towards the waterfront.
The Seattle Times
May 12, 2011, 10am PDT
Buffalo, New York is restoring portions of its historic waterfront into a 2-acre, walkable, mixed-use neighborhood.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
Mayor Bloomberg has revealed plans to transform New York City's waterfront, calling it a sixth borough. The city envisions new parks, piers, and promenades across the entire city's waterfront.
DNAInfo