Sustainable Development Along the Downtown Waterloo Riverfront
Charrette updates throughout the weekend.
Summary of Environmental Recommendations for
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
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Find out about the Iowa Community Design.
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Last updated October 6, 1995.
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