When & Where

March 06 to March 06, 2014

Sustainable Working Waterfronts Webinar

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Overview

Please join the NADO Research Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Sustainable Working Waterfronts Webinar on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. EST. This is the next to last webinar in a series of six about various data tools developed with support from EDA.

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Join members of the National Working Waterfront Network for a webinar about the Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit, a web-based resource that contains a wealth of information about the historical and current use of waterfront space; the economic value of working waterfronts; and legal, policy, and financing tools that can be used to preserve, enhance, and protect these valuable areas.

Join members of the National Working Waterfront Network for a webinar about The Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit, a web-based resource that contains a wealth of information about the historical and current use of waterfront space; the economic value of working waterfronts; and legal, policy, and financing tools that can be used to preserve, enhance, and protect these valuable areas. The Toolkit features case studies of successful working waterfront initiatives from communities around the country. Sharing this information with stakeholders – including waterfront businesses and industry, waterfront landowners, economic development districts, users and residents, and planners and governments – is an essential first step towards increasing knowledge, awareness, and implementation of the range of tools and options that are available.

The National Working Waterfront Network increases the capacity of coastal communities and stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of working waterfronts and waterways. Working waterfronts are waterfront lands, waterfront infrastructure, and waterways that are used for a water-dependent activity, such as ports, small recreational boat harbors, fishing docks, many more locations where people use and access the water. The Network consists of municipalities, state and federal agencies, nonprofits, universities, Sea Grant programs, businesses, industry associations, and individuals dedicated to supporting and enhancing our nation’s working waterfronts and waterways. Network partners provide access to the historical, economic, financial, and policy information and re¬sources they need to address issues at the local, state, regional, and national level. They also maintain and strengthen a diverse network of part¬ners who collaborate internally and act as liaisons to their stakeholders and communities.

The webinar will walk attendees through the website which contains information, data, and tools that individuals, communities, and governments at all levels can use to develop, inform, and enhance their sustainable working waterfront initiatives. The toolkit and this webinar were made possible with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Speakers:
• Hugh Cowperthwaite, CEI
• Bob Swett, University of Florida
• Stephanie Showalter Otts, National Working Waterfront Network
• Brian Kelsey, NADO, Moderator