Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Announces New Partnership with the Waterfront Alliance

By TAPINTO CAMDEN STAFF, March 26, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper's Ferry Partnership announced today a partnership with a New York City-based nonprofit to continue to increase the accessibility of Camden's waterfront.

The new partnership with the Waterfront Alliance will bring the nonprofit's WEDG [Waterfront Edge Design Guideline] and regional experts together to raise the bar for waterfront design along Camden’s waterways.

While advancing the goal of providing public access to Camden’s vast yet historically inaccessible waterfront, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership will work with the Waterfront Alliance to employ and adapt its WEDG program to:

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  • Support resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound waterfront design
  • Develop a broader network of designers, engineers, developers, and community members engaged in shaping positive design outcomes in the broader Camden-Philadelphia region.

Through this new partnership, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and the Waterfront Alliance will jointly convene a regional advisory committee to advise on the development of a regional adaption of WEDG, offer a WEDG 101 course to interested individuals and organizations, and integrate WEDG best practices into waterfront parks currently in design.

“The Waterfront Alliance has an impressive record of advocating for resilient, revitalized, and accessible coastlines for all communities,” said Kris Kolluri, President and CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, in a statement. “We are so excited to receive its expertise and guidance as we continue to rebuild and revitalize Camden’s Waterfront.”

“Camden’s waterfront is an incredible resource and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership is leading the way for creating a resilient, accessible, and ecologically sound waterfront city for generations to come,” said Roland Lewis, President and CEO of the Waterfront Alliance in a statement. “We look forward to this great partnership between regional leaders and our WEDG program.”

Founded in 2007, the Waterfront Alliance’s mission is to inspire and effect resilient, revitalized, and accessible coastlines for all communities. The organization advocates for coastal resilience, waterfront access and transportation, environmental restoration, and the working waterfront. With more than 1,000 Alliance Partners, the Waterfront Alliance unites a diverse coalition of stakeholders working toward a powerful shared vision of a resilient New York Harbor and waterway.

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