Thursday, October 27, 2011

Atrios: Parks
There aren't enough details in this article to really form an opinion, but I'll express what's probably an unpopular opinion and say that adding a bit of development to Fairmount Park might not be such a bad idea. Devil's in the details, of course, but I think urban parks should be better integrated with the city than it is. That doesn't mean I'd support paving over big chunks of it.
Fairmount Park is one of the largest metropolitan park systems in the world. I used to get lost in it as a child. Walking on the trails you can sense that you're miles away from the nearest road, when streets can be just over a hill on either side, out of sight.

"The High Line is a good example of a park built with people in mind."

repeat: On The High Line

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