Waterfront

October 21, 2010, 12pm PDT
For more than 40 years, the city of Philadelphia has had its sights set on transforming the Delaware Riverfront, but few plans have taken hold and little transformation has actually occurred. A new master plan could finally make it happen.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 28, 2010, 11am PDT
Seattle is panning to tear down an aging viaduct that runs along its waterfront and replace it with a tunnel beneath downtown. When the viaduct falls, the city is looking to increase public space on a new waterfront.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 26, 2010, 7am PDT
The land underneath a Toronto highway overpass will be converted into a neighborhood park. Officials hope it will spark the revival of one of the city's underused waterfront neighborhoods.
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
March 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Plans to construct a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia are moving forward, with the recent approval of a $6.5 million contract to perform environmental reviews.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 29, 2010, 6am PST
Transportation has been called the glue that hold cities together. This oped argues that Philadelphia's waterfront is sorely missing that glue.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 7, 2009, 2pm PST
Planning commissioners in Cleveland are pushing forward a plan to revitalize the city's waterfront and port.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Blog post
September 21, 2009, 7am PDT

Forgive me Olmsted, for I have sinned. I have strayed. I have coveted. I have had doubts.

I have thought about kicking urban design to the curb like a mangy puppy.

Jeffrey Barg
June 5, 2009, 8am PDT
The Planning Board of Buffalo has urged the developers of a new hotel on the waterfront to make design changes so that it looks less "bunkerlike".
The Buffalo News
May 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
A park proposed for Newark's Passaic River waterfront has been an unfulfilled vision for at least a decade. But city officials say the Trust for Public Land will help radically speed up plans for a park.
Newark Star-Ledger
March 27, 2009, 10am PDT
Eric A. Morris takes a look at pedestrian-oriented cities with an economist's eyes.
Freakonomics - NY Times Blog
March 4, 2009, 8am PST
The author of this article expresses their concern for a potential Daniel Burnham memorial that does little to represent his ideas--or good planning.
Chicago Tribune
December 7, 2008, 11am PST
Major redevelopment projects are changing the face of Columbus, Ohio's waterfront.
The New York Times
November 27, 2008, 7am PST
Toronto has created new public space where there was none, building a curvy wooden plaza designer Adriaan Geuze calls a 'WaveDeck' directly over the water.
Metropolis
September 12, 2008, 12pm PDT
Activists are fighting to keep the bank of the Spree River accessible as a two multi-billion Euro projects move in.
Spiegel
June 6, 2008, 8am PDT
James S. Russell comments on the $1 billion deal to redevelop Hudson Yards, and finds the plan lacking in vision.
Bloomberg.com
June 5, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The historic lighthouse of Wellfleet, Massachusetts had mysteriously disappeared in 1925. Recently, an intrepid researcher uncovered its unlikely location.</p>
Cape Cod Times
March 17, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>In an unlikely meeting of minds, environmentalists, the Port of Portland and other industrial groups have come together to request funding for the protection of sensitive waterfront habitats along the Willamette River.</p>
The Portland Tribune
Blog post
August 30, 2007, 7pm PDT

Last month, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design hosted a regional session in partnership with the University of Washington, and we were fortunate that the session’s organizers were able to secure meeting space in the entry pavilion to the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park.

Jess Zimbabwe
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