Past Event

Renewals and Reinventions: River Towns on the Mississippi River

A Road Scholar Program by Norman Moline

Many Illinois cities and towns were located on rivers because of important transportation routes and manufacturing sites. Over time, economic shifts, transportation changes, river modifications and other factors have impacted these places. Loss of manufacturing jobs and new commercial developments in outlying areas present challenges for giving priority to older sections of river towns. Yet these towns have been using their waterfronts as they renew and/or reinvent their relationships with their rivers. While the focus will be on places along the Mississippi River, the framework for considering such places applies equally to cities on other rivers in our state.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Amy Penry, 309.732.7302.