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Rethinking Urban Parks
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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 029277821X
Pages : 240 pages
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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 diversity should be a key goal in designing and maintaining urban parks. Using case studies of New York City's Prospect Park, Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, and Jacob Riis Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area, as well as New York's Ellis Island Bridge Proposal and Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, the authors identify specific ways to promote, maintain, and manage cultural diversity in urban parks. They also uncover the factors that can limit park use, including historical interpretive materials that ignore the contributions of different ethnic groups, high entrance or access fees, park usage rules that restrict ethnic activities, and park "restorations" that focus only on historical or aesthetic values. With the wealth of data in this book, urban planners, park professionals, and all concerned citizens will have the tools to create and maintain public parks that serve the needs and interests of all the public.

Rethinking 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

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The Greening of the City

Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of these

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Great 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,

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Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics

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

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The Politics of Park Design

Galen Cranz surveys the rise of the park system from 1850 to the present through 4 stages - the pleasure ground, the reform park, the recreation facility and the open space system.

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Public 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.

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Great 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,

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Urban Parks in Ontario  The Public Park Movement  1860 1914

Download or read online Urban Parks in Ontario The Public Park Movement 1860 1914 written by J. R. Wright (Ph. D.), published by Unknown which was released on 2021-09-25. Get Urban Parks in Ontario The Public Park Movement 1860 1914 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Urban Parks and Open Space

Describes how 15 derelict areas of the United States were developed into thriving new parks and offers advice to public agencies and private developers on how to go about revitalizing urban areas. The text includes information on financing techniques, design, management and programmming.

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Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program

Download or read online Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, published by Unknown which was released on 1981. Get Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks

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

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Trees for Urban Parks

Download or read online Trees for Urban Parks written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1982. Get Trees for Urban Parks Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Future Park

The first public parks were created on urban 'greenfields'. Once these designated sites had been used, cities looked towards post-industrial sites, and built parks in places that had suffered from environmental degradation, neglect, abandonment and conflict. With finite stocks of urban post-industrial land now also approaching exhaustion, more ways of

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Urban Parks in Ontario

Download or read online Urban Parks in Ontario written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1983. Get Urban Parks in Ontario Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Urban Parks and Recreation

Download or read online Urban Parks and Recreation written by Community Council of Greater New York, published by Unknown which was released on 1972. Get Urban Parks and Recreation Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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