Designing Small Parks

Designing Small Parks

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Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns provides guidelines for building better parks by integrating design criteria with current social and natural science research. Small parks are too often relegated to being the step-child of municipal and metropolitan open space systems because of assumptions that their small size and isolation limits their recreational capacity and makes them ecologically less valuable than large city and county parks. This manual is arranged around twelve topics that represent key questions, contradictions, or tensions in the design of small parks. Topics cover fundamental issues for urban parks, natural systems, and human aspects. Also included are useful case studies with alternative design solutions using three different approaches for integrating research findings into small urban park design.Some daylighting projects re-create wetlands, ponds, and estuariesa€ (Pinkham 2001, Ac Forester Communication, Inc., Definition of Low- Impact Development (LID) Hager (2003) outlines five types of management practices that are typical of lowimpact ... Hager reports that there are best management practices (BMPs) that avoid many of these problems: a€œWeinstein explains that the threatanbsp;...

Title:Designing Small Parks
Author:Ann Forsyth, Laura Musacchio, Frank Fitzgerald
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2005-10-24


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