For the world’s northernmost metropolitan area, winters are hard, dark, and long. So when the sun reappears, and lingers, in the bright spring and summer months, the city wakes up. Helsinki, Finland, the capital city of the Land of the Midnight Sun, sits as a jewel upon the Baltic Sea, shining in the light of […]
Data shows that spending time in, on, or around water can result in a myriad of social, emotional, and health benefits. A 2014 report by the Center for Occupational & Environmental Health at UCLA even asserted that the “creation of urban river parkways is an essential tool for improving community health.” So, while you’re anxiously […]
With each year that passes The Waterfront development takes additional steps toward making Allentown’s Riverside District a reality. Since the developments conception in 2012 plans have developed and evolved, and what was once was just an idea is now setting the standard as a Lehigh Valley destination.
Whether searching the universe or roaming here at home humans have always sought to be by or near water. It’s estimated that 80 percent of the world’s population lives within sixty miles of the coastline of an ocean, lake, or river. – Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind
Since October, The Waterfront has a new writer creating content for our blog. It’s about time our readers got to know her.
We have finally reached the last installment of our Smart Growth series, and while the social benefits of Smart Growth are the hardest of its many benefits to measure and quantify, they are no less important to the overall health and vibrance of a community.