Waterfront Development

Lisa Austin & Stephen Sonnenberg

John O. Norquist (the Mayor of Milwaukee during that city’s dramatic revitalization) says that if communities “want their waterfronts to come alive [they should build] small cafes, bars, and retail outlets to reflect the people and the culture.” Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design reports that “high-quality public spaces spur private development.” The renowned former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa, claims that “good pedestrian space” is the key to vital cities.

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