River Walk

View of San Antonio River Walk with colorful umbrellas at tables on waterfront and with boat lights blurred by long-exposure

The Power of Urban Waterfronts

Humans' love of water makes waterways a particularly attractive urban amenity. Why did so many American cities let theirs languish?

January 9, 2023 - Governing

San Antonio, Texas, Riverwalk, Evening

San Antonio Officials Remove Invasive Snails During River Walk Draining

As part of the biannual cleaning of the city's prized River Walk, San Antonio officials removed hundreds of invasive snails from the channel.

February 3, 2022 - My San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Displacement and San Antonio's 'Latino High Line'

The city is putting money into a risk mitigation fund, but activists want to see better protections for renters in a rapidly changing neighborhood.

April 2, 2019 - CityLab

Chicago River

Water Taxi Could Add Stops in Chicago

As the city of Chicago continues to develop its river, some see an opportunity to expand river transit.

August 3, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

River Walk Leans Away From Tourism in San Antonio

San Antonio's River Walk is getting a new stretch of revitalized riverfront, but it's neither the utilitarian drainage ditch of the past nor the heavily sculpted tourist attraction of recent years.

March 12, 2010 - San Antonio Express-News

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