The Transect of Parks

Urban Landscapes

Everyone likes a great park. Parks, like the remainder of the built environment, range by how they are experienced and how they function. The classification of parks has been something that I have been thinking about over the past few years, and especially over this long drought of blog posts that I have had (sorry friends).

In the same spirit of previous blog posts, I choose to use the Center for Applied Transect Studies methodology of classifying parks-that is to organize the parks over the rural-to-urban transect. I have heard the argument that a park is very low in density, therefore it must always be classified as T-1, or most rural–False! As an urbanist, I am very passionate about our walkable, urban environments. A large factor of the most successful urban environments is the park and its interface with the adjacent framework. And it is due to that, that when…

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