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5 Mid-Sized Cities Rethinking the Urban Waterfront

Nick Addamo discusses and outlines the plans of five small and mid-sized cities that are re-evaluating their waterfront and developing them to be more people-focused.
September 19, 2014, 5am PDT | Maayan Dembo | @DJ_Mayjahn
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In a recent piece on Architizer, Nick Addamo writes how in the face of, "globalization and post-industrialization, many once-buzzing urban ports and waterfronts have fallen into disuse and disrepair. As cities around the world become increasingly environmentally conscious, and shift their planning to be more people-focused, designers are honing in on waterfronts more than ever, with facelifts in the form of parks, plazas, or even commercial development."

Indeed, these industrial swaths of waterfront previously reserved for commerce are now becoming urban amenities, providing residents with a breath of green space and fresh air. Addamo outlines the projects happening in Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Hartford, Connecticut, and Nashville. All of these projects are in various states of the design or construction process.

While many times, larger cities like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles get the limelight for their urban waterfront revitalization projects, these smaller cities are also developing impressive projects for their city-dwellers.

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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Architizer
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