February 2013

The Next Generation of Parks | Canal Park, Washington DC

February 25, 2013 by Elizabeth Hixson

Overview The Canal Park three-acre site – near the Navy Yard, the Near Southeast neighborhood and Capper/Carrollsburg housing area – has seen dramatic transitions in the last century. Historically, a canal ran through this area, connecting the Anacostia River to the Potomac River through the National Mall. In the early 20th century, the canal was.....

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DESIGN | Two Next Gen lecturers featured in New York Times

by Janette Law

The New York Times continues its run of parks articles. If you remember, Tracy Metz was a Next Generation of Parks™ lecturer last October, speaking on the topic of the Dutch and their relationship to water.  She is featured in Michael Kimmelman’s February 13 article, as is (spoiler alert!) WEST 8 – the design team.....

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Parks receive unequal private funding – New York

February 22, 2013 by Janette Law

A timely article in the New York Times about the unequal distribution of philanthropy with respect to parks. In her February 17 story, reporter Lisa Foderaro notes that in New York parks are now viewed “on par with hospitals, libraries and cultural institutions as object of philanthropy.” Certain New York parks – because of their.....

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Projects | Atlanta BeltLine parallels RiverFirst

February 15, 2013 by Janette Law

A very interesting article about the Atlanta BeltLine in the New York Times: The scale of the project – 22 miles of rails to trails and parks – is ambitious and will transform the city. The article addresses the impact just a few miles of trails have already made, as well as the challenges –.....

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