Working Waterfront Case Studies


Models of coastal stakeholders working cooperatively to resolve these issues can be found coast-wide. These models are captured in case studies and resources collected from across the country.

These case studies have been developed as an approach to conduct NWWN member outreach and education on strategies for using working waterfront preservation tools in the real world.

These case studies:

  • demonstrate the implementation of a variety of tools — financial, policy and regulation, planning, community engagement, etc.,
  • contain direct links to other sections of the Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit to provide more detailed information,
  • highlight transferability, best practices, tools, issues and challenges,
  • include local contacts and additional resources,
  • are intended to raise awareness of success stories and build capacity in other communities to benefit from these “lessons learned,”
  • and can be searched by mapped location, tool, key word, or region/topic.

Notable materials that provide specific guidance for using tools, such as how-to guides, have been drawn from the case studies and compiled in the Resources.

  • All
  • Case Studies
  • Oral Histories
  • Northeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Great Lakes
  • Pacific