Great article about revitalization via public access to waterfront in Buffalo, New York. Public investment led to six times the amount in private investments.
The final word... “People’s desire to regain lost access to the waterfront has surfaced,” Mayor Dyster says. “Give us back access to our waterfront, and we’ll rebuild our community.”
Read "How Buffalo Got Its Waterfront: River restoration is influencing the city’s economy, public space and environmental health".
"...The city was able to re-imagine the future of the space, and that process led the city toward a more inclusive vision."