URP 581- Main Street Re-Imagined: A Master Plan for the North End, Niagara Falls, NY

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Course Details

Course No.: 23204

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2014 Spring

Location: Hayes B – 01

Meeting Day(s): T-TH

Meeting Time: 1:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Faculty: Hata


Niagara Falls, NY, known as a honeymoon capital of the world, is visited by 8 Million tourists** each year to see the falls and other natural wonders, has been facing with problems over decades. Some of these are shared with other cities along the northeastern industrial belt and in the upstate New York. Among chief issues include: decline of the city population, the gaps between tourists’ areas and the rest of the city, an inability to keep, attract the younger generations to live in the city, to just mention but a few. On the other hand situated at the rim of the one of natural wonders, Niagara Falls has big potential to preserve, redevelop and regenerate its history, culture, economy, urban fabric and city identity-pride for its residents. The city has huge opportunities to create world-class public spaces and a series of equally attractive connected public paths using its geographic, topographic and other ecological features unmatched by many other cities.