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Brooklyn, N.Y., which used to be the nation's fourth largest city (if it were not part of New York, that is), is now the epicenter of all things hot in the city. This group was assigned a project to make the most of Brooklyn's considerable waterfront. reports:

The Expansion of the Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines helps local government, developers and communities decide how to best use waterfront properties. The goal is to make sure development projects are eco-friendly, accessible to the public and economically sustainable.

The WEDG principles have helped guide projects like the development of the old Domino sugar factory site and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Waterfront Alliance is using what they've learned in Brooklyn to make recommendations on other waterfront development projects across the country.

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