Rendering of Revitalized Collision Bend Courtesy of Bedrock

Dan Gilbert’s Foray Into Cleveland Could Transform the City’s Waterfront

The public has been getting a close look at a proposed mega-project at Tower City Center in Cleveland that could eventually yield 3.5 million square feet of construction.

February 26, 2023 - Cleveland.com

Waterfront walkway with benches and Detroit skyline in the background

Shaping a 15-Minute City Vision for Detroit and Cleveland Using Data-Assisted Modeling

How master plans in the two cities hope to transform their historic, and historically underutilized, waterfronts.

February 19, 2023 - Trevor McIntyre

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River Scenes: How Rivers Contribute to More Vibrant Urban Communities

The role of rivers in urban areas shifted in recent years from production to consumption. Now, access to a river's waterfront has become a highly valued amenity within cities.

April 13, 2022 - Martha Frish

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revealed: $2.2 Billion Redevelopment Plan for Philadelphia's Waterfront

The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.

September 9, 2020 - WHYY


A Development Bonanza in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the real estate interests with designs on remaking the Penn's Landing site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But the team's vision for the waterfront reaches far beyond a single parcel.

September 1, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cincinnati Suspension Bridge

Political Deal Clears the Way for Waterfront Development in Cincinnati

A large development proposed for two parking lots near the city of Cincinnati's NFL stadium suddenly has a path forward.

November 11, 2019 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Baltimore Middle Branch Patapsco River

Transforming the Waterfront into Baltimore's 'Blue Green Heart'

Dutch design firm West 8 recently won a competition to rethink an 11-mile stretch of the Baltimore's waterfront, not to be confused with a $5.5 billion project to redevelop Port Covington.

September 5, 2019 - Next City

Riverfront Trail Takes Shape in Atlanta

Open space and mixed-use developments could make the Chattahoochee River, where it runs along the border of Atlanta, more accessible. A proposed trail along the river took a tangible step forward recently.

September 4, 2018 - SaportaReport

Detroit Waterfront Project

The Next Step in the Evolution of Detroit's Waterfront

A groundbreaking ceremony for Atwater Beach on Detroit's east waterfront is just one of many ongoing construction projects that will add open space and recreation facilities to formerly industrial areas.

August 29, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

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Rezoning Enhances the Changes Already Coming to Manhattan's Northern End

The New York City Council this month approved a rezoning plan for the neighborhood of Inwood, located at the northern tip of Manhattan.

August 23, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Inwood Hudson RIver

Op-Ed: Rezoning Would Mean a New Waterfront for a Manhattan Neighborhood

A rezoning plan for the neighborhood of Inwood could take a critical step forward this week.

August 1, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

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Reconnecting St. Louis to its River

According a recent article in the Riverfront Times, perceptions of the Mississippi River among St. Louis residents are poor, but a collection of "river evangelists" and patient business owners are working to change that reality.

May 10, 2018 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

5 Ideas for the Milwaukee RiverWalk

The Milwaukee RiverWalk is already pretty great, but there's still work than can be done.

August 31, 2017 - Urban Milwaukee

North Lake Shore Drive

Ambitions for North Lake Shore Drive Coming Into Focus in Chicago

Has Daniel Burnham-style planning returned to Chicago? The Redefine the Drive process so far seems like a resounding affirmation of 'magic to stir [women and] men's blood.'

July 13, 2017 - Crain's Chicago Business

Opening Tomorrow: Pier 68—Philadelphia's Newest Waterfront Park

The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.

September 30, 2015 - PlanPhilly

Planning the Future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor Waterfront

A plan to revitalize Buffalo's Outer Harbor as an expansive, fully programmed park was sunk by a housing component. A new draft is expected soon.

August 26, 2015 - The Buffalo News

Take a Digital Tour of Pennsylvania's Urban Waterfronts

Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.

August 12, 2015 - Keystone Crossroads

Lessons in Waterfront Revitalization from Boston and Pittsburgh

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.

July 29, 2015 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette

Auto-Repair Facility Permit Filed a Day Before Pedestrian-Friendly Zoning: What Next?

A case study in the development miscues that can move forward while plans are developed and approved.

July 12, 2015 - PlanPhilly

Portland's Unrealized Eastern Waterfront Plans Gain New Momentum

Portland is picking up momentum on fitful long-term planning efforts along the east bank of the Willamette River.

June 25, 2015 - The Oregonian

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