2017 Waterfront Scholars
A program of the Waterfront Alliance with generous support provided by Arcadis
What makes you a Waterfront Scholar?
Enter to win the opportunity to attend the Waterfront Alliance's 2017 Waterfront Conference as one of our Arcadis Waterfront Scholars! Join hundreds of attendees at the Waterfront Alliance's annual gathering of waterfront stakeholders, planners, environmental advocates, and other experts, to learn about what's ahead for the future of our regional waterfront. The Conference will be held Wednesday, May 10th aboard the beautiful Hornblower Infinity, located at Pier 40 in Manhattan, and will feature breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon harbor cruise.

Now in its 10th year, the Waterfront Conference is the region’s premier forum for discourse about our shared waterfront and waterways. This year’s conference aims to assess the ways that the harbor can provide value to the region and how best to sustain the waterfront as a vital commercial, environmental, and cultural resource. It will also analyze how progress can be measured to ensure that the long-term goals of building resilient coastlines and clean waterways are met. We will also be unveiling our Harbor Scorecard—a powerful advocacy tool that will measure neighborhood by neighborhood—in both New York and New Jersey—progress in the areas of waterfront access, resiliency, and water quality.

We want to hear from you! What do you think makes a waterfront good or bad? What do you think some of the challenges will be facing waterfronts in the next decade?

To enter a spot at the Waterfront Conference as one of our Arcadis Waterfront Scholars, you must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level program. Please answer the brief form below by Friday, April 14. Winners will be notified by Friday, April 21. We anticipate inviting at least 50 students to attend the conference as our 2017 cohort of Arcadis Waterfront Scholars. New this year, scholars will be matched with mentors to provide them with additional guidance, career advice, and connections.

For questions, please contact Kate McLetchie-Sheldon at kmcletchie@waterfrontalliance.org

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*Please note that if you are selected as a 2017 Arcadis Waterfront Scholar you will be required to arrange and cover the cost of transportation to attend the Waterfront Conference on May 10 (the Hornblower Infinity is docked at Pier 40 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan). Waterfront Scholars attend the conference free of charge and are provided with a generous breakfast and lunch.

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