What the Freight?

By Reid Bogert

The Chicago River, with the help of the 100+ year-old addition of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, helped build a regional economy that really does warrant the city’s catchy nickname “The Third Coast.”

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What’s in a River?

By Reid Bogert

More specifically, what’s in an urban river?

Of course, in literal terms (litoral?), there’s water, algae, insects, fish, turtles, waterfowl, and all manner of microbial life.

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South Platte River, Denver

By Phil Nicodemus


The South Platte River, which runs smack dab through the heart of downtown Denver, is the epitome of forgotten rivers. Just outside the city, coming from the south, the river takes a natural course, meandering through miles and miles of the impressive wilderness...

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Strait Outta Compton

By Zachary Damato

51 miles. 15 cities. 1 project. The LA River Corp’s L.A. River Project (http://www.larivercorp.com/)  is focused on building a healthier L.A. River by implementing a diverse and innovative renovation plan. This plan consists of bike paths, walking paths, water quality monitoring, planting more native vegetation, and many other...

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A River Runs Under It

By Phil Nicodemus

The Cheonggyecheon River, which runs through the center of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is a relatively small, seasonal stream that has become one of the most shining success stories of urban river restoration to date...

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Ich Bin Ein Berlin Swimmer!

By Brette Bossick & Phil Nicodemus

The Flussbad Berlin (“river pool”) project is many years in the making and aims to turn an old, more or less unused, dirty city canal into a massive, 840-meter long ‘natural’ pool, complete with public locker room facilities, floating piers, and even competitive swimming lanes...

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A Floating...Forest?

By Phil Nicodemus

Dobberend Bos or, ‘The Floating Forest’ is a nature-inspired art project, launched in mid-March 2016 by Jeroen Everaert and his art production company, Mothership, based in the harbor city of Rotterdam...

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