Rivertown: Rethinking Urban Rivers
Today's urban riverfronts are changing. The decline of river commerce and riverside industry has made riverfront land once used for warehouses, factories, and loading docks available for open space, parks, housing, and nonindustrial uses. Urban rivers, which once functioned as open sewers for cities, are now seen as part of larger watershed ecosystems. Rivertown examines urban river restoration efforts across the United States, presenting case studies from Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Chicago; Salt Lake City; and San Jose. It also analyzes the roles of the federal government (in particular, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and citizen activism in urban river politics. A postscript places New Orleans's experience with Hurricane Katrina in the broader context of the national riverside land-use debate.
Andrea Misako Azuma, Uwe Steven Brandes, Robert Gottlieb, Mike Houck, Paul Stanton Kibel, Ron Love, Richard Roos-Collins, Melissa Samet, Christopher Theriot, and Kelly Tzoumis
The MIT Press
Environmental Law | Water Law
Kibel, Paul S., "Rivertown: Rethinking Urban Rivers" (2007). Books and Monographs by GGU Law Authors. 8.