These papers were presented at the ""Waterfront Planning and Development Symposium"" held in October, 1986 during the Boston ASCE Convention. The Symposium presented an all inclusive picture of waterfront development from the idea stage, to the public rights established by the Public Trust Doctrine, to the federal, state and local units of government responsibilities, to the balance between private and public interests, to the incorporation of visual design and to actual case studies. The papers represent the concerns of the general public, permitting agencies and the actual development and construction of waterfront projects. The location of projects include Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; Norfolk, Virginia; Port of New York/New Jersey; Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; Toledo, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida; Middletown, Connecticut; and Racine, Wisconsin. The papers were written by professionals in the fields of law, engineering, planning, architecture, financing and economics - a complete spectrum of professional responsibility for waterfront planning and development.