Schuylkill River

Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

Athletes around the world are getting ready for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next year, but in Philadelphia, there’s a group of rowers with a much longer-term goal. 

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

As the industries along urban waterfronts have faded, big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have come up with robust master plans — and significant funding — to connect people with their rivers.

But what can smaller municipalities with fewer resources do to revitalize their waterfronts?