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2010 Waterfront Conference -- The Future Waterfront & Funding for the NY-NJ Harbor
To View or Download the Conference Program, Click Here: CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The next 10 years will bring stunning changes to the New York City and New Jersey Waterfront. Never before have so many opportunities and challenges converged.
There is a new, progressive 10 year plan for our waterfront. There is for the first time a restoration plan for the harbor. And there is a comprehensive need to generate the resources to implement these visions.
But change and innovation can only happen if we make plans executing this collective vision.
The 2010 MWA Waterfront Conference gave powerful insights and best practices from along the East Coast region to illuminate the path, galvanize support, build energy and excitement, and continue the momentum needed to create a world class waterfront and harbor for New York and New Jersey.
We must now embrace three important tasks -- the key themes of the conference:
1) Put into place the vision of the New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan for both New York and New Jersey.
2) Bring to our region our fair share of regional funds for the harbor for ecological restoration, national parks, commerce, and maritime activity.
3) Base our waterfront work off of successful fundraising, policy, regulatory, and restoration models and practices from other parts of the country.
Click on Panel Titles Below to View Summaries and Videos
Strategies to capture the societal, economic, historic, and educational value of a New York-New Jersey Harbor alive with ships and boats.
Implementation of the NY-NJ Harbor Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Models of success for scalable on-the-water education that meets curriculum standards
The human-powered recreational boating scene is growing. How to design for public access and how to accommodate recreational growth.
Climate resiliency through community organizing, planning, and engagement at the local level and in our neighborhoods
Solutions from other parts of the country for dredge materials management
Is a cleaner harbor possible through oyster restoration? What regulatory constraints and opportunities are there for water quality improvements?
Support for Our Urban National Park
A Fair Share for Our National Park – What can be done to save Gateway?
New advocacy and funding mechanisms to bring our share of funds to the harbor.
Regulation, design, & barriers to innovation-making visionary waterfront designs real.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Air Quality, Water Quality, Job Quality