Where We Have Worked

Waterfront Center Community Consulting Track Record


“We recognize the importance the Center has played in the past and laud its role to the future of our waterfronts, both nationally and internationally. It is the mission of the Center that is so compelling: advocacy, long-range planning, education, context, history, sustainability, and public access to our waterways. We must lived and breathe the mission and affirm the unique platform as we are afforded on a global scale. We are obligated to support this mission.”
Leading design firm.

Here is the list of communities where the Center has been engaged in a consultative capacity of one sort or another. The identity of the primary client is given in each instance. Names and contact information available on requests.


• Arlington, Virginia, County Department of Parks and Recreation

• Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Town Manager

• Baltimore, Maryland. (1) American Society of Landscape Architects; (2) Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and (3) Historic Developers Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (4) The Waterfront Partnership.

• Bangor, Maine, City of

• Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Eskew+ of New Orleans

• Bay Point and Rodeo, California, Contra Costa County Redevelopment Agency, Martinez, Calif.

• Bellevue, Washington, Parks and Recreation Department

• Bellingham, Washington, Port and City of Bellingham

• Bermuda (twice), West End Development Corporation

• Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem Tourism Authority

• Bettendorf, Iowa, City Planning Department

• Biloxi, Mississippi, City of 

• Boston, Massachusetts (1) Boston Park and Recreation Department; (2) Boston Natural Areas Fund; (3) Goody Clancy Associates, Boston, and (4) Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Boston

Neponset River one of the three group's vision

• Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Brisbane River Festival

• Bridgeport, Connecticut, Wotsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP, Stamford, Conn.

• Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation

• Canandaigua, New York, Boyce Canandaigua Inc.

• Chelsea, Massachusetts, Goody Clancy Associates, Boston

• Cincinnati, Ohio, City Planning Department

• Clinton, Iowa, Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

• Columbus, Georgia, Columbus Chamber of Commerce

• Conway, South Carolina, City Planning Department


Conway S.C. Community vision                                          Conway, South Carolina's  Riverwalk

The Riverwalk - one of the community workshop's goals -  has replaced a debris strewn embankment along the Waccamaw River, among many other accomplishments. 

• Dallas, Texas (1) The Dallas Institute, (2) The Dallas Plan

• Davenport Iowa and Quad Cities, Iowa and Illinois, (four times), River Action Inc.

Community leaders explaining workshop results from  Quad Cities Participatory workshop

• Duluth, Minnesota (twice), City of Duluth

• Escanaba, Michigan, Beckett&Reader, Ann Arbor, Michigan

• Everett, Washington, The Everett Herald

• Fairbanks, Alaska, Downtown Association and Main Street Fairbanks

• Fort Myers, Florida, Community Redevelopment Authority

• Fort Pierce, Florida, Department of Development

• Gahanna, Ohio, City of

• Galveston, Texas, Galveston Historical Foundation and Galveston Wharves Board

• Grand Junction, Colorado, City Planning Department

• Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.

• Hemeji, Japan, City of

• Hood River, Oregon, City Planning Department

• Houston, Texas, (1) Buffalo Bayou Partnership, (2) Thompson Design Group, Boston, Massachusetts

• Hudson, Wisconsin, City of

• Jamestown, Rhode Island, Goody Clancy Associates, Boston, Massachusetts

• Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, State Highway Department

• Jersey City, New Jersey, State Department of Environmental Protection

“The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection contracted with the Waterfront Center to help address a very contentious debate concerning what types of development should be allowed on the piers on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. The work they performed was without doubt the most valuable, and probably also the least expensive, contract I have been involved with in 15 years of working for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection…Their passion for the past, present and potential futures of urban waterfronts adds an enthusiasm to their work that is contagious”
State of New Jersey DEP Division of Coastal Resources

• Kansas City, Kansas, Port Authority of Kansas City

• Katonah, New York, Historic Towns of Westchester

• Kingston, Ontario, Canada, City of

“May I simply assure you that all of us at City Hall and all of those who were participants from the community considered your workshop one of the biggest bargains that we have even been presented with and we would have absolutely no second thoughts about recommending your organization to any other municipality who might wish to undertake a similar exercise.”
City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada

• Knoxville, Tennessee, Mayor’s Waterfront Task Force

• Lewes, Delaware, Mayor and City Council

• Little Rock, Arkansas and Washington, District of Columbia, National League of Cities

• London, England, (1) London Rivers Association, (2) CIDRE Conference

• Louisville, Kentucky, (1) River Fields Inc., (2) Waterfront Development Corporation

• Lynchburg, Virginia, Central Lynchburg Inc.

• Manama, Bahrain (Persian Gulf), Manama Development Project

• Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Municipio de Mayaguez

• Memphis, Tennessee, Department of Public Works

• Miami, Florida, City Planning and Zoning Department

• Moline, Illinois, Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

• Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (twice), City of

• Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ville de Montreal plan de development des iles

• Newark, New Jersey, Nautilus International Development Consulting Inc., New York, New York

• North Little Rock, Arkansas, City of

• Norwalk, Connecticut, South Norwalk Seaport Association

• Oakland, California, City and Port of Oakland

“Thanks again for bringing your wonderful combination of experience, expertise, enlightenment and energy to Oakland to facilitate our waterfront planning charette… In my conversations with those who participated in and observed the charette, I have received universal messages of praise for and appreciation of your efforts.” Port of Oakland, Calif.

• Occoquan, Virginia, Merchants Association

• Owensboro, Kentucky, (1) Downtown Owensboro Inc., (2) EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

• Paterson, New Jersey, Department of Community Development

• Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Pine Bluff Downtown Development

• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

• Portland, Maine, Greater Portland Landmarks

• Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Parks and Recreation

• Poughkeepsie, New York, City Development Department

• Pueblo, Colorado, City Planning Department

• Reading, Pennsylvania, the Wyomissing Foundation, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

• Revere, Massachusetts, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino

• Rochester, New York, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Canal Corridor Initiative

• St. Charles, Missouri, Riverfront Development Advisory Committee

• St. Joseph, Missouri, St. Joseph Development Corp.

• St. Paul, Minnesota, City Department of Planning and Economic Development

“I want to tell you how much your initial conference with us – the Riverfront Design Challenge in March, 1985 –has guided all subsequent plans and development. The Design Challenge brought together 50 or so community leaders and activists with waterfront experts from around the country to dream and scheme for the St. 
Paul waterfront. Their work over the 2 ½-day non-stop session was, due to your effort, nothing less than inspired. The mayor hailed the day as one of the top five in his 10-year tenure as mayor.”  City of St. Paul, Minn.

• Sacramento, California, City Economic Development Department

• San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto San Juan S.E.

• Shreveport, Louisiana, Department of Economic Development

• Somers Point, New Jersey, City Department of Recreation

• Somerset, New Jersey, Somerset Alliance for the Future

• South Bend, Indiana, City Department of Development

• Superior, Wisconsin, City Department of Planning and Port Development

Citizen's at work in Superior, Wisconsin

• Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Summerside Regional Development Corp.

• Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (twice), Darling Harbour Authority

• Tempe, Arizona, Rio Salada Project

“On behalf of the City of Tempe, I want to thank you for the excellent report you prepared on the Rio Salado Project. Your critical analysis of our efforts prior to completion of the construction drawings was most timely and very much appreciated. The report was well received throughout the community and most importantly served as an ‘enlightened’ source of new information on critical topics.” City of Tempe, Arizona

• Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, City Parks Division

• Tokyo, Japan (1) NKK Corporation, (2) Waseda University Department of Architecture

• Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1) Toronto Waterfront Charette, (2) Metropolitan Planning Department

• Traverse City, Michigan, North Western Michigan College

• Trenton, New Jersey, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New York, New York

• Tri-Cities, Washington (twice), Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau

• Vancouver, Washington, City of Vancouver Economic Development Services

• Venice, Italy, Citta d'Acqua

• Waterville, Maine, Coplon Associates, Bar Harbor, Maine

• Wellington, New Zealand, (1) Lambton Harbour Management Ltd., (21) Community Consultative Committee

• West Sacramento, California, City Redevelopment Program

• Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, City Planning Department

• Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County Flood Control Administration

• Wilmington, North Carolina, City Manager’s Office

• Worcester and Chicopee, Massachusetts, Goody Clancy Associates, Boston, Massachusetts

• Yorktown, Virginia, Yorktown Steering Committee

“The discussions which the two of you … facilitated were extremely rewarding for all of us – and for Yorktown…I have heard nothing but positive reactions from all of those who participated and from those who have seen the concept plans developed during the discussions. I even understand that some of the participants were telephoning each other as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday morning to talk over more ideas!”
County of Yorktown, Virginia

• Yuma, Arizona, Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation

Yuma, consolidated concept plan