Rethinking Urban Parks

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  • Author : Setha Low
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 029277821X
  • Rating : 2.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks
  • Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 21 May 2009
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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

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics
  • Author : Isabella M. Mambretti
  • Publisher : vdf Hochschulverlag AG
  • Release : 01 January 2011
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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

Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks

Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks
  • Author : Thomas A. More
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 05 December 1990
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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

Great City Parks

Great City Parks
  • Author : Alan Tate
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 13 May 2013
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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

Kuwait City Parks

Kuwait City Parks
  • Author : Subhi Abdullah Al-Mutawa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 August 2017
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The purpose of this study, first published in 1985, was to investigate the management practices of the Kuwait City Park System and the relationship of these practices to user satisfaction. The decision making process affecting the parks had been fragmented between three agencies, and this created conflicts in different goals, responsibilities and objectives. The study shows how much impact the uncoordinated and fragmented decisions had on user satisfaction in the parks.

Kansas City s Parks and Boulevards

Kansas City s Parks and Boulevards
  • Author : Patrick Alley,Dona Boley
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 27 October 2014
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A fast-growing frontier community transformed itself into a beautiful urban model of parks and boulevards. In 1893, East Coast newspapers were calling Kansas City “the filthiest in the United States.” The drainage of many houses emptied into gullies and cesspools. There was no garbage collection service, and herding livestock through the city was only recently prohibited. Through the diligent efforts of a handful of recently arrived citizens, political, financial, and botanical skills were successfully applied to a nascent parks system. “Squirrel

Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies

Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies
  • Author : Rohinton Emmanuel
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 02 September 2021
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This book is relevant to architects, urban designers, planners, and policy makers concerned with enhancing climate-sensitive urban form and planning. It discusses building and neighborhood design: layout and design features that maximize energy efficiency and thermal comfort without compromising the ability of other buildings to enjoy similar benefits; the use of interstitial spaces (piazzas, streets, and parks) to improve the microclimate at the neighbourhood-level; design intervention case studies; innovative uses of interstitial spaces to improve the local climate at the