Pittsburgh's Riverlife recently hired Vivien Li from the Boston Harbor Association. Li's career trajectory helpfully informs the kinds of decisions that drive good waterfront planning.
"Vivien Li, who for 24 years has led the Boston Harbor Association in its efforts to restore vitality to the waterfront, begins her new job as president and CEO of Riverlife on Oct 1," reports Diana Nelson Jones.
After accounting for the accolades (both from Boston and Pittsburgh) heaped on Li's skills as a professional, the article also reveals the secrets to Boston's success and how they fit Pittsburgh's agenda for its waterfront.
In Boston, Li "is credited with leading $30 million in state-funded restorations of the waterfront and a public passage called HarborWalk, 41 of 47 miles completed through six neighborhoods." Li is quoted in the article describing the importance of public access in stimulating the investments Boston attracted during her tenure there.
Hat tip to Otis White, for sharing this article on Twitter.
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