Sustainable Development Along the Downtown Waterloo Riverfront


Charrette updates throughout the weekend.

Summary of Environmental Recommendations for Workshop.



Waterloo has been chosen along with 19 other sites nationwide to participate in an Environmental Design Charrette by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment. The event will occur on October 6, 7, and 8 this fall at the Waterloo Recreation and Arts Center. Architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers and students will collaborate with the City of Waterloo, The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and other local organizations focusing on the downtown riverfront for the three day event. Architecture students from Iowa State will help set the objectives and environment for the Charrette, will participate actively in the weekend event, and will undertake team projects suggested by the event.
Historically, the river was the social, economic, and cultural hub of Waterloo and Northeast Iowa. Two major floods in the 1960's resulted in property damage extensive enough to warrant the installation of one of the best flood protection systems ever built. As a result of these constructions, however, the downtown riverfront is a virtual fortress, barring physical and visual contact with the river. The EDC will analyze these issues and develop guidelines and concepts to present in a masterplan format for sustainable riverfront development. The EDC and ICD workshop will explore the river corridor with emphasis on developments along the downtown riverfront.
Schedule for the Charrette weekend, October 6, 7, and 8, 1995.
Design Assistance Teams for the Charrette.
See a map of the Downtown Waterloo Central Business District.
Click to see some of Waterloo's history and background.
Find out about the Iowa Community Design.
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Last updated October 6, 1995.

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