TPL: Shoehorning Parks Into Cities

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Shoehorning Parks Into Cities
From Boston to Seattle, cities are finding ways to create parks in untraditional places. Amid new high-rises, parking lots, and shopping malls, cities are reclaiming space for parks once occupied by factories, railyards, and airports. Parks are sharing space with schoolyards and cemeteries and being built atop roofs and reservoirs. A new paper from Peter Harnik, director of TPL’s Center for City Park Excellence, tells the story of these “Shoehorn Parks.” Originally published in the May 2009 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, the paper previews Harnik’s book on creating parks in cities, due for release in Spring 2010.
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