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Ecological Riverfront Design: Restoring Rivers, Connecting Communities

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  • Jennifer Hill
    A new report by the American Planning Association and American Rivers about urban rivers can be found here: http://www.amrivers.org/ecologicaldesign.html The
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15, 2004
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      Ecological Riverfront Design: Restoring Rivers, Connecting Communities A new report by the American Planning Association and American Rivers about urban rivers can be found here:
      http://www.amrivers.org/ecologicaldesign.html

      The table of contents is below and information about how to subscribe the American Rivers newsletter, which is how I learned about this report.  I’ve not read the whole report yet, but what I’ve read so far looks very interesting.

      Jennifer Hill
       


      Ecological Riverfront Design: Restoring Rivers, Connecting Communities

      A report by Betsy Otto, Kathleen McCormick, and Michael Leccese

      (Note: All links are PDF. Click here to download the free Adobe Reader)

      Table of Contents:

      Report cover

      Acknowledgments
      Preface

      Chapter 1: A concise history of urban riverfront development

      Includes...
      The history of a riverfront city
      Early redevelopment efforts
      What's driving urban riverfront development today
      Summary

      Chapter 2: Urban river health

      Includes...
      Urban river health in historical context
      Components of a river ecosystem

      Chapter 3: Principles for ecologically sound riverfront design

      Includes...
      Tailoring the plan to the riverfront corridor and its watershed
      Overview of ecological principles
      General principles
      Planning principles
      Design principles

      Chapter 4: The benefits of restoration and redevelopment

      Includes...
      Financing riverfront renewal
      The benefits of restoration and redevelopment

      Chapter 5: The Chicago River: A reversal of fortunes

      Chapter 6: The Willamette River: A renaissance in the making (available in print version only)

      Appendix A: More information on river ecosystems
      Appendix B: List of references
      Appendix C: American Planning Association policy guide on water resources managemen

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      http://www.amrivers.org/ecologicaldesign.html

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