Inspired by the river walk in San Antonio, U.S. Senator John McCain plans to transform the entire Salt River bottom with help from ASU. Rio Salado 2.0 will run through metro Phoenix and serve as an urban and environmental amenity. It will use ASU expertise in areas like hydrology, biology, architecture, planning, finance and sustainability – but not without community input. “The university will be a convener of community interests and key stakeholders to make sure all voices are heard and reflected in the work to be done,” said Senior Sustainability Scientist Duke Reiter.