Friday, August 28, 2015

Allegheny Front: How Small Towns Are Reclaiming Their Riverfronts

The Allegheny Front radio program this week featured Lindsay Baxter from the PA Environmental Council talking about the group’s River Town Program.
In recent years, cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland have won a lot of praise for reviving their waterfronts with bike trails and parks. But many smaller towns, some along those same rivers, are struggling to find their footing after key businesses—and later, residents—left town.
PEC’s River Town Program helps riverfront communities rediscover the value of their rivers as economic and community assets and is helping transform small riverfront communities in Pennsylvania.
Click Here to listen to the program or read more about it.  For more information, visit PEC’s River Town Program webpage.
Mapping Pennsylvania’s Urban Waterfronts

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