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Great City Parks

Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-05
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9781317612988
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Summary : 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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :7
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02986144I
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Summary : 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 : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00903245J
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Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation

Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation
  • Author : Reza Arjmand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-13
  • Total pages :178
  • ISBN : 9781317073277
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Summary : 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. Hence, gendered spatial dichotomy based on a biological division of sexes is often employed systematically to evade the transgression of women into the public spaces. The production of modern urban space in the Middle East is formed in the interplay between modernity, tradition and religion. Examining women in public spaces and patterns of interaction with gender -segregated and -mixed space, this book argues that gendered spaces are far from a static physical spatial division and produce a complex and dynamic dichotomy of men/public and women/private. Taking the example of Iran, normative and ideologically-laden gender segregated public spaces have been used as a tool for the Islamization of everyday life. The most recent government effort includes women-only parks, purportedly designed and administered through women’s contributions, as well as to accommodate their needs and provide space for social interaction and activities. Combining research approaches from urban planning and social sciences, this book analyses both technical and social aspects of women-only parks. Addressing the relationships between ideology, urban planning and gender, the book interprets power relations and how they are used to define and plan public and semi-public urban spaces. Lack of communication across disciplinary boundaries as result of complexities of urban life has been one of the major hindrances in studying urban spaces in the Middle East. Addressing the concern, the cross-disciplinary approach employed in this volume is an amalgamation of methods informed by urban planning and social sciences, which includes an in-depth analysis of the morphological, perceptual, social, visual, functional, and temporal dimensions of the public space, the women-only parks in Iran. Based on critical ethnography, this volume uses a phenomenological approach to understating women in gendered spaces. Interaction of women in women-only parks in Iran, a gendered space which is growing in popularity across the Muslim world is discussed thoroughly and compared vis-à-vis gender-neutral public spaces. The book targets scholars and students within a wide range of academic disciplines including urban studies, urban planning, gender studies, political science, Middle Eastern studies, cultural studies, urban anthropology, urban sociology, Iranian studies and Islamic studies.

Urban Parks

Urban Parks
  • Author : Port Stephens (N.S.W.). Council
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:1149087946
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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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-20
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9789811084621
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Summary : 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.

Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks
  • Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-21
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780292778214
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Summary : 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.

Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park

Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1974
  • Total pages :169
  • ISBN : UOM:39015078637223
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City Parks

City Parks
  • Author : Catie Marron
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-15
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780062231802
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Summary : Catie Marron’s City Parks captures the spirit and beauty of eighteen of the world’s most-loved city parks. Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Colm Tóibín, Nicole Krauss, Jan Morris, and a dozen other remarkable contributors reflect on a particular park that holds special meaning for them. Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the changing face of New York viewed from the High Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden places and privacy in Kyoto; Jonathan Alter takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park; Simon Winchester invites us along on his adventures in the Maidan; and Bill Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks. Oberto Gili’s color and black-and-white photographs unify the writers’ unique and personal voices. Taken around the world over the course of a year, in every season, his pictures capture the inherent mood of each place. Fusing images and text, City Parks is an extraordinary and unique project: through personal reflection and intimate detail it taps into collective memory and our sense of time’s passage.

Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks
  • Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-21
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780292778214
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Summary : 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.

Overall Impact of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program

Overall Impact of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program
  • Author : United States. National Park Service. Recreation Grants Division
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002916727M
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Urban Parks and Open Space

Urban Parks and Open Space
  • Author : Alexander Garvin,Gayle Berens,Christopher B. Leinberger,Martin J. Rosen,Steven Fader,Peter Harnik,Terry Jill Lassar,David Mulvihill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D01639926W
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Summary : 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.

Habitat Suitability of Hong Kong's Urban Parks for Short-nosed Fruit Bats Cynopterus Sphinx

Habitat Suitability of Hong Kong's Urban Parks for Short-nosed Fruit Bats Cynopterus Sphinx
  • Author : Ghanishta Seeburrun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : OCLC:1139469194
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Future Park

Future Park
  • Author : Amalie Wright,CSIRO (Australia)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-19
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780643106611
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Summary : 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 making parks are required to create inclusive, accessible and resilient urban places. Future Park invites Australian built environment professionals and policymakers to consider the future of parks in our cities. Including spectacular images of public spaces throughout the world, the book describes the economic, social and environmental benefits of urban parks, and then outlines the threats and challenges facing cities and communities in an age when more than half the world's population are urban dwellers. Future Park introduces the need to embrace new public park thinking to ensure that benefits continue to be realised. Future Park illustrates imaginative and resourceful responses to real challenges by highlighting recent proposals and projects. These projects coalesce around four broad themes – linkages, obsolescences, co-locations and installations – responding to contemporary urban paradoxes, and ensuring parks continue to play a vital role in the lives of our cities.

Urban Parks

Urban Parks
  • Author : Margaret Ann Atwater
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :83
  • ISBN : UOM:39015007495966
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Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program

Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :97
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105045409666
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Urban Parks in Germany

Urban Parks in Germany
  • Author : Ralf Ebert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :46
  • ISBN : UVA:X006070786
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The Greening of the City

The Greening of the City
  • Author : Carole O'reilly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 0415720664
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Summary : Urban parks are one of the most enduring and valued features of the British city. This book traces the social and cultural history of such parks from the Victorian period and beyond, placing the urban park in the context of the evolving city and examining the importance of green space to the urban citizen during that historical period. The use of hitherto unpublished primary source material, combined with the analysis of visual representations of the urban park in guidebooks and postcards, introduces new themes and enhances our understanding of the social, cultural and economic significance of these public spaces.

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics
  • Author : Isabella M. Mambretti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 9783728131874
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Summary : 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 in our ever more urbanised society and are becoming a vital issue for the liveability of the urban environment.The purpose of the present research is to acquire a more thorough knowledge of the evaluation of urban parks. The study uses statistical analysis methods combined with landscape planning and visualisation methods. The research provides an innovative and sophisticated point of view along with the means to improve the comprehension of people's preferences for alternative urban park scenarios. The results are expected to create an advanced discussion platform and make a contribution towards improving knowledge of the public's perception of urban parks. The investigation was conducted with empirical experiments on two parks in Zurich.The functional component of the research is the visualisation of spatial data using powerful visualisation tools. The theoretical prospect is the achievement of broader knowledge about individuals' perception of open green spaces, focusing on previously unexplored experimental research combining conjoint analysis and visualisation methods.The experiments created for the research are effective for modelling and explaining the signifi cance that people assign to specific dimensions characterising different park scenarios. Two motivations are at the base of the research: exploring the use of conjoint analysis methods to study virtual urban parks and evaluating the use of visual stimuli with conjoint analysis.

A Post Construction Evaluation of Four Urban Parks

A Post Construction Evaluation of Four Urban Parks
  • Author : Margaret German Brooks
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :123
  • ISBN : UOM:39015007504668
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Urban Parks and Roads

Urban Parks and Roads
  • Author : Doug C. Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971
  • Total pages :54
  • ISBN : UVA:X004500500
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