Episode 12

On the Waterfront

We explore how cities are re-routing rivers to improve both the natural and urban environment, see how neglected waterfronts have been opened to public access and for recreational uses and visit onetime maritime harbors now popular destination zones.

Current Events

We journey along three riverfronts where waters have been re-routed to create open spaces, provide for better flood control and create new sites for development.

  • Waller Creek: Austin
  • Trinity: Fort Worth/Dallas
  • WaterFire: Providence

Streaming

Waterfronts once off limits to the public are being opened up to public access.

  • Canalside: Buffalo

  • Buffalo Bayou: Houston

  • Riverlife: Pittsburgh

Safe Harbors

We learn how formerly industrial port sites have been transformed into urban amenities on a grand scale.

  • Inner Harbor: Baltimore
  • Potomac: Washington DC
  • Coal Harbour: Vancouver
  • Waller Creek: Austin
  • Trinity: Fort Worth/Dallas
  • WaterFire: Providence
  • Canalside: Buffalo
  • Buffalo Bayou: Houston
  • Riverlife: Pittsburgh
  • Inner Harbor: Baltimore
  • Potomac: Washington DC
  • Coal Harbour: Vancouver