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Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities

By: Peter Harnik

208 pages, col photos

Island Press

Paperback | Jul 2010 | #186192 | ISBN-13: 9781597266840
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Hardback | Jul 2010 | #186191 | ISBN-13: 9781597266796
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About this book

This book explores new and innovative ways for built-out cities to add much-needed parkland. After first exploring the question of why urban parks are needed, the author looks at how much parkland is truly possible and where specific investment can go.

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Peter Harnik is director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Landand author of Inside City Parks, a book about the park and recreation systems of the 25 largest U.S. cities. In 2003, his research resulted in The Excellent City Park System: What Makes it Great and How to Get There. Previous to that, he was co-founder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

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