Waterfront Center’s Annual Conference Urban Waterfronts 2013
Sept. 25 to 28, 2013, River Center, Davenport, Iowa.
Combined with Upper Mississippi River Conference Sept. 25-27
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The Waterfront Center wishes to acknowledge and thank the following firms, organizations and agencies for their generous support:
URBAN WATERFRONTS 2013
EARLY CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS
Support confirmed as of April 19, 2013
AMERICAN INSITITUTE OF ARCHITECTS/CENTER FOR COMMUNITIES BY DESIGN,
Washington, District of Columbia
CH2M Hill, New York, New York
CAMBRIDGE 7 ASSOCIATES, Cambridge, Massachusetts
EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
THE FORKS NORTH PORTAGE PARTNERSHIP, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
MCLAREN ENGINEERING GROUP, West Nyack, New York
SASAKI ASSOCIATES, INC., Watertown Massachusetts
SF MARINA SYSTEMS USA. LLC, Portland, Maine
WALKER MACY, Portland, Oregon
THE WATERFRONT CENTER, Washington, District of Columbia
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DAVENPORT, IOWA – A joint conference entitled CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS will be held here Sept. 25 to 28, 2013, partnering River Action Inc. of the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois and the Waterfront Center of Washington, D.C.
The sixth annual Upper Mississippi River Conference conducted by River Action kicks off Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, with an opening reception, conference exhibits and a catfish fry, followed by a plenary presentation on Thursday and educational sessions Thursday and Friday mornings featuring the recreational river, the working waterfront, riverfront development and the Mississippi watershed, plus field trips on Thursday afternoon.
Urban Waterfronts 2013, the Waterfront Center’s 31st annual meeting, begins with a joint reception on Thursday evening Sept. 26, amid conference exhibits from both organizations, with attendance from each meeting. The Center’s sessions run all day Friday and half Saturday, following a traditional Water Ceremony and opening plenary session on Friday morning. Field trips will be offered Saturday afternoon, the 28th.
All sessions Thursday and Friday will be at the River Center, a modern conference facility in downtown Davenport. It is associated with the Blackhawk Hotel, a beautifully restored 1915 landmark hotel, one of the most handsome in the country, and the Radisson Hotel, with 221 spacious rooms and up-to-date amenities. The Center’s Saturday morning sessions will be at the Radisson. Special conference hotel room rates are $139 per night for the Blackhawk and $104 for the Radisson.
Dinner on Thursday will be held at the Sky Deck of the Modern Woodmen stadium with stunning views of the Mississippi River. It is where the Quad Cities River Bandits play. They are the class A baseball affiliate of the Houston Astros. (There will not be a game that evening). This will be an optional event open to attendees at both conferences.
The first announcement of the winners of the 26th ”Excellence on the Waterfront” awards program organized by the Waterfront Center will be made Friday afternoon. An independent jury selects Honor Awards from entries submitted from around the world. Last year’s Top Honor Award was from Auckland, New Zealand.
Following a champagne reception in honor of the 2013 award-winners, open to conferees at both meetings, delegates can attend an optional Awards Dinner, to be held Friday in the reception hall of the Figge Art Museum, a 100,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed facility designed by English architect David Chipperfield
For out-of-town conferees, air service to the Moline (Ill.)/Quad Cities airport is offered from 10 cities.
Who Attends The Conference
URBAN WATERFRONTS 2012 CONFERENCE
The Once and Future Waterfront
Washington DC, September 2012
The Waterfront Center Urban Waterfronts 2012 – its 30th annual international conference -- was a singular inspirational event bringing together over 25 top planners, designers, developers and civic decision makers to share their experiences and thoughts on the past quarter century in interactive sessions facilitated by provocative and knowledgeable moderators. The attendees were, as with past 29 Center conferences, given a chance to network with an interdisciplinary community from all over the world with a shared passion and concern for waterfronts to reflect with each other on where the movement has been and where it is poised to go.
Click here to see the presentation of 25 years of awards
Washington DC Conference Walking Tour
URBAN WATERFRONTS 2011 CONFERENCE
Thirty Years and Counting
A Memorable Conference
New York City, October 27-29, 2011
PowerPoint Presentations from the 2011 Conference
New York Conference Boat Tour
“THIRTY YEARS AND COUNTING” was the theme of this year’s Waterfront Center
conference held in New York City in October. This is in recognition of the Center’s 30th anniversary in 2011 as well as the approximate date when the waterfront redevelopment phenomenon took hold in this country and abroad.
To reflect the theme, one of the conference’s 12 panels featured cities whose waterfront work dates back at least 30 years. Candidates include London and Liverpool UK, Newport, R.I., Oakland, Calif., Seattle, Wash. and St. Louis, Mo.
For over 25 years the Center’s conference has been recognized as the premier international waterfront meeting, bringing together a wide range of practitioners from varied disciplines and geography. In all the Urban Waterfronts 2011 featured 33 presenters, from cities of all sizes and from a range of geography including overseas. In addition there was a keynote feature and a closing presentation. A conference highlight was the first announcement of the winners of the Center’s annual awards program. The 2001 jury chairman was Jonathan Goldstick, senior vice president, Halcrow Inc., New York, N.Y.
A pre-conference workshop featured a sampling of the New York area’s waterfront projects was conducted all day on Thursday, Oct. 27. Special briefings and on-site tours were organized by a host local committee, headed by Donna Walcavage, principal/vice president at AECOM and Roland Lewis, president and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, both New York City.
PowerPoint Presentations from the 2010 Conference
Baltimore Conference Boat Tour
Urban Waterfronts 27 Conference 2009
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
October 22-24, 2009
Seattle Conference Boat Tour
Contact the Waterfront Center
Telephone 202/337 0356
Links to Waterfront Expertise
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