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Rethinking Urban Parks

Rethinking Urban Parks Book
Author : Setha Low,Dana Taplin,Suzanne Scheld
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2009-05-21
ISBN : 029277821X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban parks such as New York City's Central Park provide vital public spaces where city dwellers of all races and classes can mingle safely while enjoying a variety of recreations. By coming together in these relaxed settings, different groups become comfortable with each other, thereby strengthening their communities and the democratic fabric of society. But just the opposite happens when, by design or in ignorance, parks are made inhospitable to certain groups of people. This pathfinding book argues that cultural diversity should be a key goal in designing and maintaining urban parks. Using case studies of New York City's Prospect Park, Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, and Jacob Riis Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area, as well as New York's Ellis Island Bridge Proposal and Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, the authors identify specific ways to promote, maintain, and manage cultural diversity in urban parks. They also uncover the factors that can limit park use, including historical interpretive materials that ignore the contributions of different ethnic groups, high entrance or access fees, park usage rules that restrict ethnic activities, and park "restorations" that focus only on historical or aesthetic values. With the wealth of data in this book, urban planners, park professionals, and all concerned citizens will have the tools to create and maintain public parks that serve the needs and interests of all the public.

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics

Urban Parks Between Safety and Aesthetics Book
Author : Isabella M. Mambretti
Publisher : vdf Hochschulverlag AG
Release : 2011-01
ISBN : 3728131873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The question of how to live in the city and increase the quality of urban life creates new challenges for both urban policies and academic research. Urban parks are important keys for achieving a broader understanding of the urban landscape. Open green spaces in every form are essential for life in our ever more urbanised society and are becoming a vital issue for the liveability of the urban environment.The purpose of the present research is to acquire a more thorough knowledge of the evaluation of urban parks. The study uses statistical analysis methods combined with landscape planning and visualisation methods. The research provides an innovative and sophisticated point of view along with the means to improve the comprehension of people's preferences for alternative urban park scenarios. The results are expected to create an advanced discussion platform and make a contribution towards improving knowledge of the public's perception of urban parks. The investigation was conducted with empirical experiments on two parks in Zurich.The functional component of the research is the visualisation of spatial data using powerful visualisation tools. The theoretical prospect is the achievement of broader knowledge about individuals' perception of open green spaces, focusing on previously unexplored experimental research combining conjoint analysis and visualisation methods.The experiments created for the research are effective for modelling and explaining the signifi cance that people assign to specific dimensions characterising different park scenarios. Two motivations are at the base of the research: exploring the use of conjoint analysis methods to study virtual urban parks and evaluating the use of visual stimuli with conjoint analysis.

Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program

Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks

Factors Affecting the Productivity of Urban Parks Book
Author : Thomas A. More
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The park system of two Massachusetts cities-Holyoke (pop. 44,819) and Fitchburg (pop. 39,332)-produced an estimated 605,608 visitor-hours of use during the summer of 1979. The average park produced 7,877 visitor-hours in Holyoke and 9,624 in Fitchburg, though use levels varied widely. Contrary to original expectations, neighborhood characteristics had little influence on use levels. Rather, park characteristics, particularly activities and amenities, had a significant effect on use. City officials wishing to maximize the use of their park system should consider investments in these resources while researchers build a more thorough, systematic body of knowlege about urban parks and their users.

Trees for Urban Parks

Trees for Urban Parks Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Parks and Recreation

Urban Parks and Recreation Book
Author : Community Council of Greater New York
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Great City Parks

Great City Parks Book
Author : Alan Tate
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 1135159432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 twenty significant public parks in fourteen 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 professional photographs for each park. This book reflects a belief that well-planned, well-designed and well-managed parks remain invaluable components of liveable and hospitable cities.

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Overall Impact of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program

Overall Impact of the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Book
Author : United States. National Park Service. Recreation Grants Division
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park

Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park

Santa Monica Mountain and Seashore National Urban Park Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kuwait City Parks

Kuwait City Parks Book
Author : Subhi Abdullah Al-Mutawa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-08-17
ISBN : 1351660667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purpose of this study, first published in 1985, was to investigate the management practices of the Kuwait City Park System and the relationship of these practices to user satisfaction. The decision making process affecting the parks had been fragmented between three agencies, and this created conflicts in different goals, responsibilities and objectives. The study shows how much impact the uncoordinated and fragmented decisions had on user satisfaction in the parks.

Orange Coast National Urban Park

Orange Coast National Urban Park Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation, and Renewable Resources
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kansas City s Parks and Boulevards

Kansas City s Parks and Boulevards Book
Author : Patrick Alley,Dona Boley
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2014-10-27
ISBN : 143964800X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fast-growing frontier community transformed itself into a beautiful urban model of parks and boulevards. In 1893, East Coast newspapers were calling Kansas City “the filthiest in the United States.” The drainage of many houses emptied into gullies and cesspools. There was no garbage collection service, and herding livestock through the city was only recently prohibited. Through the diligent efforts of a handful of recently arrived citizens, political, financial, and botanical skills were successfully applied to a nascent parks system. “Squirrel pastures,” cliffs and bluffs, ugly ravines, and shanties and slums were turned into a gridiron of green, with chains of parks and boulevards extending in all directions. Wherever the system penetrated well-settled localities, the policy was to provide playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, pools, and field houses. By the time the city fathers were finished, Kansas City could boast of 90 miles of boulevards and 2,500 acres of urban parks.

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South

From Urban National Parks to Natured Cities in the Global South Book
Author : Frédéric Landy
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-07-20
ISBN : 9811084629
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This important volume focuses on the sensitive issue of interrelationships between national parks situated near or within urban areas and their urban environment. It engages with both urban and conservation issues and and compares four national parks located in four large cities in the global South: Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Though primarily undertaken as academic research, the project has intensively collaborated with the institutions in charge of these parks. The comparative structure of this volume is also original and unique: each of the chapters incorporates insight from all four sites as far as possible.The term “naturbanity” expresses the necessity for cities endowed with a national park to integrate it into their functioning. Conversely, such parks must take into account their location in an urban environment, both as a source of heavy pressures on nature and as a nexus of incentives to support their conservation. The principle of non-exclusivity, that is, neither the city nor the park has a right nor even the possibility to negate the other’s presence, summarizes the main argument of this book. Naturbanity thus blurs the old “modern” dichotomy of nature/culture: animals and human beings can often jump the physical and ideological walls separating many parks from the adjacent city. The 13 chapters and substantive introduction of this volume discuss various aspects of naturbanity: the histories of park creation; interaction between people and parks; urban governance and parks; urban conservation models; wildlife management; environmental education; and so on. This is a must-read for students and researchers interested in social ecology, social geography, conservation, urban planning and ecological policy.

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 Book
Author : United States
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies

Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies Book
Author : Rohinton Emmanuel
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-09-02
ISBN : 3036507221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is relevant to architects, urban designers, planners, and policy makers concerned with enhancing climate-sensitive urban form and planning. It discusses building and neighborhood design: layout and design features that maximize energy efficiency and thermal comfort without compromising the ability of other buildings to enjoy similar benefits; the use of interstitial spaces (piazzas, streets, and parks) to improve the microclimate at the neighbourhood-level; design intervention case studies; innovative uses of interstitial spaces to improve the local climate at the neighborhood level; and urban radiative cooling solutions to mitigate the unintended climate consequences of urban growth and suggestions for ways forward.

Americans Outdoors

Americans Outdoors Book
Author : President's Commission on Americans Outdoors (U.S.)
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780933280366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An advisory commission was charged by the President of the United States to review public and private outdoor recreation opportunities, policies, and programs and to make recommendations for the future. The body of this publication is the final report of the Commission on Americans Outdoors which was delivered on January 28, 1987. Findings are presented in four major sections. These include: (1) "Americans and the Outdoors" (addressing the problems, benefits, and possibilities for outdoor recreation ); (2) "Americans: the People" (stressing the need for an outdoor ethic and for action and involvement in improving services); (3) "Outdoors: the Resources" (identifying needs, initiatives, and management concerns); and (4) "Making It Work" (highlighting the roles and necessity of partnerships, public policy, community action, strong leadership, and funding strategies). A summary of key issues and recommendations as well as a summary of the proceedings of the National Conference on Recreation and the American City are included as appendices. The full text of 12 selected case studies which describe innovative approaches to solving problems and maximizing opportunities to protect resources and expand recreation opportunities are presented. (ML)

Agents and Multi Agent Systems Technologies and Applications 2020

Agents and Multi Agent Systems  Technologies and Applications 2020 Book
Author : G. Jezic,J. Chen-Burger,M. Kusek,R. Sperka,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-20
ISBN : 9811557640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book highlights new trends and challenges in research on agents and the new digital and knowledge economy. It includes papers on business process management, agent-based modeling and simulation and anthropic-oriented computing that were originally presented at the 14th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2020), being held as a Virtual Conference in June 17–19, 2020. The respective papers cover topics such as software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modeling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, all of which contribute to the modern digital economy.