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Using outmoded parcels for 'park-oriented development' - green space + mixed use: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

Using outmoded parcels for 'park-oriented development' - green space + mixed use: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

One of the problems I have with a lot of what passes for smart infill development – on the whole, a good thing – is that parks and green space are treated as afterthoughts at best, and frequently ignored altogether. And one of the problems I have with park advocacy is that many park advocates are only interested in the green space, and frequently instead of development rather than in support of it. Both approaches seem wrong to me: the environmental advantages of urban density are such that we need more, not less, city development; but our cities also need more green space, especially as we add new residents or businesses. We humans need a connection to nature . So why not do both at the same time? I feel silly even writing that because it is so obvious. But in my experience it almost never happens. Infill developers frequently work with small parcels, without much if any ...

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