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Great City Parks

Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publsiher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 March 2015
  • ISBN : 1317612981
  • Pages : 344 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and photographs– with this new edition featuring full colour throughout. Tate updates his seminal 2001 work with 10 additional parks, including: The High Line in NYC, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. All the previous city parks have also been updated and revised to reflect current usage and management. This book reflects a belief that well planned, well designed and well managed parks and park systems will continue to make major contributions to the quality of life in an increasingly urbanized world.


Great City Parks

Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKGreat City Parks

Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive


Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks
  • Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 21 May 2009
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Urban parks such as New York City's Central Park provide vital public spaces where city dwellers of all races and classes can mingle safely while enjoying a variety of recreations. By coming together in these relaxed settings, different groups become comfortable with each other, thereby strengthening their communities and the democratic fabric of society. But just the opposite happens when, by design or in ignorance, parks are made inhospitable to certain groups of people. This pathfinding book argues that cultural



Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks

Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks
  • Author : Thomas A. More
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 28 February 1990
GET THIS BOOKFactors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks

S2The park system of two Massachusetts cities-Holyoke (pop. 44,819) and Fitchburg (pop. 39,332)-produced an estimated 605,608 visitor-hours of use during the summer of 1979. The average park produced 7,877 visitor-hours in Holyoke and 9,624 in Fitchburg, though use levels varied widely. Contrary to original expectations, neighborhood characteristics had little influence on use levels. Rather, park characteristics, particularly activities and amenities, had a significant effect on use. City officials wishing to maximize the use of their park system should consider investments in these resources while



City Parks

City Parks
  • Author : Catie Marron
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 15 October 2013
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Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them. Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the changing face of New York viewed from


Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks
  • Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 21 May 2009
GET THIS BOOKRethinking Urban Parks

Urban parks such as New York City's Central Park provide vital public spaces where city dwellers of all races and classes can mingle safely while enjoying a variety of recreations. By coming together in these relaxed settings, different groups become comfortable with each other, thereby strengthening their communities and the democratic fabric of society. But just the opposite happens when, by design or in ignorance, parks are made inhospitable to certain groups of people. This pathfinding book argues that cultural





From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South

From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South
  • Author : Frédéric Landy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 20 July 2018
GET THIS BOOKFrom Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South

This important volume focuses on the sensitive issue of interrelationships between national parks situated near or within urban areas and their urban environment. It engages with both urban and conservation issues and and compares four national parks located in four large cities in the global South: Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Though primarily undertaken as academic research, the project has intensively collaborated with the institutions in charge of these parks. The comparative structure of this volume is


Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics
  • Author : Isabella M. Mambretti
  • Publisher : vdf Hochschulverlag AG
  • Release : 01 January 2011
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The question of how to live in the city and increase the quality of urban life creates new challenges for both urban policies and academic research. Urban parks are important keys for achieving a broader understanding of the urban landscape. Open green spaces in every form are essential for life in our ever more urbanised society and are becoming a vital issue for the liveability of the urban environment.The purpose of the present research is to acquire a more


Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation

Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation
  • Author : Reza Arjmand
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 13 September 2016
GET THIS BOOKPublic Urban Space, Gender and Segregation

Public spaces are the renditions of the power symmetry within the social setting it resides in, and is both controlling and confining of power. In an ideologically-laden context, urban design encompasses values and meanings and is utilized as a means to construct the identity and perpetuate visible and invisible boundaries. Hence, gendered spatial dichotomy based on a biological division of sexes is often employed systematically to evade the transgression of women into the public spaces. The production of modern urban



Great City Parks

Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 13 May 2013
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Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of twenty significant public parks in fourteen major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including