The Extraordinary Benefits of a Waterfront Park
Anyone who mistakenly believes that a waterfront park would not help the local economy and be an invaluable asset to the future of the city should read the report published by The Trust for Public Land “Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System.”
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How does an open public space transform a city?
Listen to the TED talk below given by Amanda Burden, New York City's former Director of Urban Planning, who turned Brooklyn's waterfront wasteland into a thriving park.
She says, “If there is any single lesson I’ve learned, it is that public spaces have power. It’s not just the people using them, it’s the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they’re there… A successful city is like a fabulous party, people stay because they are having a great time.”