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Waterfront Redevelopment

June 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
The Wall Street Journal profiles New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden, focusing on the populist projects her department has been successful in building in recent years.
The Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011, 7am PDT
A number of cities in Washington are embarking on waterfront redevelopment projects. The projects range from the relatively small to the complete makeover.
Crosscut
May 31, 2011, 9am PDT
Toledo, Ohio's local economy is ailing, but two developers recruited from China see significant opportunity in redeveloping the city's waterfront.
The New York Times
May 23, 2011, 1pm PDT
Landscape architect James Corner, whose eponymous firm designed the High Line, turns its attention to Seattle. Last week, Corner presented his plans for reorienting the city towards the waterfront.
The Seattle Times
May 12, 2011, 10am PDT
Buffalo, New York is restoring portions of its historic waterfront into a 2-acre, walkable, mixed-use neighborhood.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
Mayor Bloomberg has revealed plans to transform New York City's waterfront, calling it a sixth borough. The city envisions new parks, piers, and promenades across the entire city's waterfront.
DNAInfo
March 11, 2011, 12pm PST
In 2013, San Francisco will host America's Cup; many hope this will expedite development along the Bay City's waterfront.
The Achitect's Newspaper
February 22, 2011, 12pm PST
The Western Australian city has an urban renewal plan by the waterfront estimated to cost $440 million AU.
PerthNow
February 9, 2011, 1pm PST
More details of the winning design are unveiled for the planned remodeling of the Gateway Arch Park in St. Louis, MO.
STLtoday.com
December 30, 2010, 1pm PST
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill re-designed the former U.S. Steel plant site, which will eventually house almost 50,000 people.
The New York Times
December 10, 2010, 8am PST
A new expansion to a theater in Washington D.C. is seen as the centerpiece of a massive neighborhood revitalization effort.
The Wall Street Journal
November 22, 2010, 11am PST
A group of citizens calling themselves Destination Bayfront have led the charge to turn their underused waterfront into a destination hotspot.
Project for Public Spaces blog
November 5, 2010, 9am PDT
A waterfront redevelopment project in Port Harcourt is drawing fire from human rights advocates.
The Guardian
September 14, 2010, 8am PDT
What happens when a major retailer pulls out of a waterfront redevelopment project?
Artvoice Buffalo NY
May 4, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Toronto Star</em> architecture critic Christopher Hume writes that a recent controversy in the city over a proposed waterfront sports complex highlights why Toronto will never be a great city.
The Toronto Star
March 29, 2010, 6am PDT
The Port of San Francisco is considering plans to redevelop Port 70, one of the last working sections of the city's waterfront.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 5, 2010, 11am PST
The Portland waterfront is zoned to exclude anything but marine uses, but with a slump in the fishing industry property owners are pushing for the freedom to build for other uses along the water.
Portland Press Herald
October 9, 2009, 9am PDT
Guy Julier, designer and professor, talks about a number of design issues related to cities, including a detailed look at the pitfalls of waterfront development.
ProDesign
September 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
San Pedro, a port city near Los Angeles, is looking to boost its image with a 1.2 billion dollar makeover. Plans include a promenade, a cruise terminal, and a vibrant commercial district and could take up to 10 years.
Los Angeles Times
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