How Can Small Cities and Towns Reconnect With Their Rivers?

October 15, 2015 Keystone Crossroads
PEC in the News

As the industries along urban waterfronts have faded, big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have come up with robust master plans — and significant funding — to connect people with their rivers.

But what can smaller municipalities with fewer resources do to revitalize their waterfronts?

One approach is to band together with other cities and towns along the river, says Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. PEC operates a “River Town Program” to help small municipalities reconnect with their rivers through recreation. The group advises these municipalities on project ideas, funding and marketing…

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