Parks/Open Space

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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Walkway / path in a park bordered by trees

Planning for Trees

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.