Public/private partnerships have come to define the creation of the urban realm and will likely continue to be the template by which these spaces are created. The High Line in Manhattan and Houston’s Memorial Park offer two examples that have led to the creation of successful civic space.
Offer two contrasting models for the creation of urban parks.
Showcase the importance of communication and civic engagement in the creation of quality urban spaces.
Illustrate long-view approaches to the creation and maintenance of public space.
Bring together park advocates and lead designers to decode the process by which parks are created today.