The Waterfront Alliance created the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) program to answer a simple question: How do we create the best possible waterfront? WEDG seeks to answer that question by promoting good design that results in resilient, accessible waterfronts that allow us to live with the water, instead of fighting it.
The waterfront is a place of challenge and opportunity. On the United States East Coast, we saw the challenge recently, when Superstorm Sandy swept through with devastating consequences. Whether you endured destructive flooding, were stuck in gas lines for hours, or lived without power for weeks, we all learned that our waterfront is a utility on which we depend. Harsher waterfront conditions due to climate change are inevitable, and we have to be ready.