Trees and open space not only benefit the environment, but property values as well.
From the development of Central Park in New York City to George Kessler's pioneering parks plan for Kansas at the end of the 19th century, parks and open space have played an increasingly importance role in planning. These articles deal with topics ranging from greenways to land conservation.
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Anne Lusk covers basic steps in planning a greenway for your community.
Historian Larry Gerckens traces the evolution of greenway and parkway systems, and their role in softening the edges of the urban environment.
How “open space” zoning can reduce the loss of farmland & open space from new development.
Street trees can help define the hearts of our cities and towns. But too often tree planting programs are based on poor planning and faulty assumptions. An introduction to some of the basics of planning for trees.