Urban Rivers

4 days ago
An effort is underway to reintroduce a natural habitats along a stretch of postindustrial Chicago River canal-scape. Floating garden modules are being used to attract species back to the area.
The Chicago Tribune
April 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Plans to double the length of publicly accessible riverfront will be included in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's State of the City address tonight.
Chicago Sun Times
June 15, 2017, 9am PDT
A whitewater feature built into the Trinity River in Dallas will have to go—it rendered the river unnavigable and thus breached the terms granted by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit.
The Dallas Morning News
March 21, 2017, 11am PDT
A seemingly innocuous idea for water recreation has turned into a legal headache for the city of Dallas. Still, the Army Corps of Engineers isn't budging on its declaration of the river as navigable.
The Dallas Morning News
December 19, 2016, 1pm PST
A new study includes urban rivers as a potential powerful amenity for economic development and revitalization. The city of Chicago has already taken note.
Chicago Magazine
October 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A river flows through Atlanta, but few of the city's residents have any access to it. A new vision plan produced by the advocacy group Chattahoochee Now aims to change that.
WABE
September 3, 2014, 8am PDT
Sasaki Associates has produced a video about the under-construction Chicago Riverwalk. The lesson for all cities from the video, as well as the project: "If you can imagine it, you can built it."
The Architect's Newspaper
August 7, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new study finds that the cost of building urban river parkways and other recreational facilities is more than offset by the savings in public health costs, such as obesity.
LA.Streetsblog
March 21, 2014, 6am PDT
The already brilliant city of Chicago is soon to get another big draw—the extension of a riverwalk promenade between State and Lake streets.
Chi.Streetsblog