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Friday, July 10, 2009

How to Create a Great Waterfront

From Donna Fletcher - Department of Community Development

Thursday, July 16 - Project for Public Spaces:
"How to Create a Great Waterfront"

The Vice-President of the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), in New York City, is coming to Richmond Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 am to speak on key steps for creating great waterfronts. The public is invited to attend a talk by Ethan Kent followed by a Question-and-Answer session.

As more cities envision their waterfronts as lively public destinations that keep people coming back, PPS outlines the following principles to make that happen.

They are not all hard and fast laws, but rules of thumb drawn from 32 years of experience working to improve urban waterfronts around the world. These ideas can serve as the framework for any waterfront project seeking to create vibrant public spaces, and, by extension, a vibrant city

Some of the waterfront projects that PPS has worked on include:

Read the summary pdf document entitled
"How to Create a Great Waterfront."
Project for Public Spaces web site.

Who: Ethan Kent, VP of the Project for Public Spaces
What: Public presentation on creating successful urban waterfront public spaces
Where:Plant Zero in Manchester at 0 E. 4th Sreet (map)
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
: Free (coffee and pastries provided).


This is an opportunity to see how other cities have maximized their riverfront and if it is possible to serve all the needs of the city. I expect this will draw lots of people and opinions. We need plenty of both. I am looking forward to learning a lot from this, before, during and after. Free food, what more could a blogger want?

OMG! Did they say 7:30 AM?

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