Great City Parks.pdf
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 thirty significant public parks in 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 extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and photographs- with this new edition featuring full colour throughout. Tate updates his seminal 2001 work with 10 additional parks, including: The High Line in NYC, Golden Gate Bridge Park in San Francisco and Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. All the previous city parks have also been updated and revised to reflect current usage and management. This book reflects a belief that well planned, well designed and well managed parks and park systems will continue to make major contributions to the quality of life in an increasingly urbanized world.
Alan Tate has a degree in Town and Country Planning, an accredited Diploma in Landscape Design from the University of Manchester
1. Paley Park, New York 2. Yorkville Park, Toronto 3. Freeway Park, Seattle 4. Bryant Park, New York 5. The High Line, New York 6. Parc de Bercy, Paris 7. Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam 8. Parc Andre-Citroen 9. Park Guell, Barcelona 10. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris 11. St James's Park, London 12. Parque de Maria Luisa, Seville 13. Luisenpark, Mannheim 14. Vondelpark, Amsterdam 15. Parc de la Villette 16. Birkenhead Park 17. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London 18. Grant Park, Chicago 19. The Regent's Park, London 20. Stadtpark, Hamburg 21. Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord 22. The Grosser Tiergarten, Berlin 23. Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York 24. Central Park, New York 25. Stanley Park, Vancouver 26 . Golden Gate Bridge Park, San Francisco 27. Emerald Necklace, Boston 28. Forest Park, St Louis 29. Amsterdamse Bos 30. Minneapolis Park System