Great City Parks
  • Release Date : 05 March 2015
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Categories : Architecture
  • Pages : 344 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317612988
  • ISBN 10 : 1317612981
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Synopsis : Great City Parks written by Alan Tate, published by Routledge which was released on 05 March 2015. Download Great City Parks Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 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.