Symposium on Urban Beaches 2001 includes nine papers presented at the Fourth Annual Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association Conference held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, October 24-26, 2001. A central theme of the conference was developing public and private partnerships in urban shoreline restoration. The one-day Symposium on Urban Shorelines was sponsored by the Costal Zone Foundation and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of ASCE. Attendees and presenters discussed urban shoreline restoration efforts from Boston to Hawaii to Europe. Challenges and opportunities for developing urban shorelines were discussed with presentations focusing on balancing public rights and private development along urban waterfronts, as well as the conflicts and opportunities between recreational uses of urban coasts. Included in this proceedings are two of the most successful urban shoreline restoration success stories: Coney Island New York and the Chicago Lake Front.