We came across this piece from The Globe and Mail. It takes a look at the history of Vancouver’s waterfront, and how it gradually became public land. There might be some lessons for Philadelphia!
“The stunning waterfront walkway clearly is one of the things that work in Vancouver, but it didn’t just happen. The pathway began to take shape in 1911 when, at the urging of board secretary W.S. Rawlings, the Vancouver Park Board passed a resolution calling for land to be purchased along the English Bay waterfront. At the time, only 30 per cent of the English Bay waterfront was in public ownership – now nearly all of it is.
Thanks for sharing Planetizen!