I've always marveled at the sales skills of architects. They propose a plan, a beautifully designed plan for a public park, river walk, space ets. Then they tell the city / county it will cost them millions to build..............in the flood plain of a major river. Then the commission votes to spend those millions of your tax dollars building it and the architect wins nationwide awards for such a stellar concept. Nobody ever talks about the cost incurred to clean up these spaces after a flood deposits tons of silt and mud on them.