The People's Vision For Philadelphia's Waterfront

<p>Participatory planning in Philadelphia creates a new vision for the city's Delaware River waterfront.</p>
October 29, 2007, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"For Philadelphia government, this was radical:"

"Design a vision for the Delaware River waterfront by actually asking people who live along the river what they would like to see."

"On Nov. 14, Penn Praxis will officially unveil the results at a public forum at the Convention Center."

"It's a vision, not a plan set in stone."

"But this 'We the People' approach has produced a view of the future that is radically different from what exists or is proposed for the riverfront from South Philadelphia to Port Richmond."

"There are no vast, gated communities."

"There are no big-box stores blocking the view."

"There are no acres of blacktop."

"There are no casinos."

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Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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