How to Plan for Innovative City Parks

Central Park in New York City

I’ve written about parks on Green Living Ideas before, since parks are a key feature of the city that help to keep people living in a much more energy efficient urban environment. Plus, “green living” and “parks” just seem to go together. Peter Harnik has a new book out, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, that discusses how citizens and cities should plan for parks and how parks can be created in “all-built-out” settings.

The City Parks Blog, a joint effort of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance, has a great follow-up interview with Harnik on these topics. I thought I’d pull a few good pieces from that to share here (with some additional commentary of my own).

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