Inside City Parks examines ground-breaking data on city parks to determine what works and what doesn't in the nation's 25 largest metropolitan areas. Useful to public officials and open-space advocates who want to know how their city compares to others, the book presents the first statistics ever published on the funding, operations, and size of parkland and recreation services; highlights innovative programs and trends; and explores how parks are affected by the many public and private forces at work in the urban core.
Organized by city, the book covers park systems in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tampa.
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Peter Harnik has been involved in conservation advocacy and environmental protection for 30 years. A cofounder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and a long time board member of the Washington Area Bicycle Association, Harnik has worked to create parks and trails at both the national and local levels. In 1995, he became a consultant on urban parks issues to the Trust for Public Land.Review:
"Now finally comes a book that sheds light on the marvelous park systems of our biggest cities" -- Bruce Babbitt
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Descripción Urban Land Institute, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110874208327
Descripción Urban Land Institute. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0874208327 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0563875