Well in Geelong they have taken advantage of the waterfront and made a semi circle pier that bounds an enclosed beach with diving boards, jumping platforms and two slides.
Just from personal memory...I think that the obvious answers for best would be Sydney, Miami, Santa Barbara but what are some others?
That's news to me :dunno:Three of the best North American lakefronts include Chicago, Toronto, and Milwaukee.
You heard incorrectly. Chicago is a model only in that Toronto is only getting around to the task now, while Chicago started a century ago. The redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront went through a design competition won by West 8.I have heard that Toronto is attempting to model their lake front off of Chicago's.
Toronto? The only way that is true, is if the rest of the continent's city waterfronts are a complete embarrassment. Toronto paved over most of its rivers stemming from the lake and built freeways and houses on top of them. We have ravines, but it's not like we were blessed with a stunning natural setting like San Francisco or Hong Kong. We destroyed one of the few natural assets we were bestowed with. We too could have had something akin to the Chicago River.Three of the best North American lakefronts include Chicago, Toronto, and Milwaukee.
No single group is to blame, but that argument is such a cop out. There are always reasons for everything, but the fact remains they were the stewards looking over this city and country. They had the responsibility of ensuring that they left the world for the next generation in better, or at least, the same condition as when they inherited it. They worked, they paid taxes, they voted. If they aren't responsible, who is?I don't think the blame should go straight to the forefathers. Back in their time, the waterfronts were commonly used for industrial purposes, such as factories and ports.
Exactly!!!! They were too selfish to put up the money and invest in the city that they would pass on to the next generation. At least, many people from this generation are coughing up the money. We're not all hot air. I'll be damned if some kid comes up to me in 40 years and points the finger. I want to be able to look them in the eye and say that I fought for it, I voted for it, and paid for it.As times changed, we should have invested in changing the use of these lands into something meaningful for the day. If people aren't going to put up that money, then they're just as guilty in making that stretch a wasteland.
When is the last time you've been to Detroit? The city has a pretty impressive Riverfront now and it is only improving as time goes on:A City that neglects full use of its waterfront I think is Detroit, even though I am from there, but what others?