Great Environmental Waterfront Design

Great Environmental Waterfront Design:
Incentivize it, Build it, and Evaluate it

Waterfront design can be a useful tool in the restoration of the harbor. However the designs, monitoring, regulations, and strategies needed are yet to be defined. What can regulatory agencies and the design community do to incorporate ecological features into projects? What can we do to fund and carry forth the science necessary to show how designs promote restoration? This panel will explore how to create greater incentives and better opportunities for restoring the waterfront and harbor through innovations in waterfront design.

To download a copy of the presentations for the Great Environmental Waterfront Design Panel, click on this link: Waterfront Design Panel Presentations

Cortney Worrall, Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance


  • Thomas Herrington, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ocean Engineering Program Director, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Venetia Lannon, Regional Director, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mike Ludwig, Senior Project Manager, Ocean and Coastal Consultants
  • Laura Starr, ASLA, LEED AP, Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC


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