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Great City Parks


Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781317612988
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks


Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks
  • Author : Thomas A. More
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02986144I
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 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 researchers build a more thorough, systematic body of knowlege about urban parks and their users.

Trees for Urban Parks


Trees for Urban Parks
  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1982
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00903245J
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Urban Parks


Urban Parks
  • Author : Port Stephens (N.S.W.). Council
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : OCLC:1149087946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 : 2018-07-20
  • ISBN : 9789811084621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 also original and unique: each of the chapters incorporates insight from all four sites as far as possible.The term “naturbanity” expresses the necessity for cities endowed with a national park to integrate it into their functioning. Conversely, such parks must take into account their location in an urban environment, both as a source of heavy pressures on nature and as a nexus of incentives to support their conservation. The principle of non-exclusivity, that is, neither the city nor the park has a right nor even the possibility to negate the other’s presence, summarizes the main argument of this book. Naturbanity thus blurs the old “modern” dichotomy of nature/culture: animals and human beings can often jump the physical and ideological walls separating many parks from the adjacent city. The 13 chapters and substantive introduction of this volume discuss various aspects of naturbanity: the histories of park creation; interaction between people and parks; urban governance and parks; urban conservation models; wildlife management; environmental education; and so on. This is a must-read for students and researchers interested in social ecology, social geography, conservation, urban planning and ecological policy.