Urban Green Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities

ISBN-10: 1597266841

ISBN-13: 9781597266840

Edition: 2010

Authors: Peter Harnik, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 4/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Of Cities and Parks
How Much Parkland Should a City Have?
The Different Kinds of Parks and Their Uses
Is It Acres, Facilities, or Distance?
Parks and Their Competition
Neighborhoods Are Not All Created Equal
It's Not How Much but Who and Why
A Process Rather than a Standard
Stop, Look, and Listen
Analyze and Prioritize
Don't Forget Money and Time
Finding Park Space in the City
Buying It
Utilizing Urban Redevelopment
Community Gardens
Old Landfills
Wetlands and Stormwater Storage Ponds
Rail Trails
Rooftops
Sharing Schoolyards
Covering Reservoirs
River and Stream Corridors
Cemeteries
Boulevards and Parkways
Decking Highways
Closing Streets and Roads
Removing Parking
Adding Hours Rather than Acres
Conclusion
Tables
That's Quite a Spread You've Got! (Acres of Parkland per 1,000 Persons)
Howdy Neighbor! (Persons per Acre of Parkland)
Parks for Daytimers, Too? (Commuters and Population Change)
Parkland for People (Acres per 1,000 People)
A Park Too Far? (Maximum Distance Goals)
How Green Is My City? (Parkland as Percentage of City)
The Cost of Buying Parkland
Developer Exactions
Second Time Around (Redevelopment Authority Parks)
Garbage In, Park Out (Landfill Parks)
Goodbye Train, Hello Trail (Rail Trails)
"Boulevardozing" Highways (Expressway to Park Conversions)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Parks Constructed Over Highways)
Do Not Enter (Park Roads Closed to Autos)
Pavement in Paradise (Parking Spaces in Parks)
Living on the Edge (Population Density around Parks)
Recommended Reading
Population Density, Largest Cities
Acres of Parkland per 1,000 Persons, Largest Cities
Parkland as a Percent of City Area, Largest Cities
Spending per Resident on Parks and Recreation, Largest Cities
Index
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