Great City Parks

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Architecture - 218 pages
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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 extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and professional photographs for each park. This book reflects a belief that well-planned, well-designed and well-managed parks remain invaluable components of liveable and hospitable cities.
 

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Alan Tate, in his wonderful survey of 20 great city parks around the world, reminds us that these community and cultural gems don't develop on their own. From the smallest (New York City’s Paley Park ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
39
Section 3
40
Section 4
41
Section 5
47
Section 6
48
Section 7
66
Section 8
67
Section 14
105
Section 15
106
Section 16
112
Section 17
114
Section 18
115
Section 19
123
Section 20
157
Section 21
168

Section 9
70
Section 10
72
Section 11
74
Section 12
85
Section 13
104
Section 22
185
Section 23
189
Section 24
214
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Tate is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg.

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