Parks and greenways constitute important sustainable amenities in cities. Emblematic examples of these amenities include Paris’ Promenade Plantée, New York City’s Highline Park in the Meatpacking District, and Seoul’s newest elevated sky park called Seoullo 7017. Besides these well-known elevated parks, there is a myriad of less well known non-motorized elevated infrastructure proposals aimed at facilitating pedestrian and or bicycle transportation, including Norman Foster’s SkyCycle for London and Burkhalter and Castells’ series of elevated bicycle highways for Los Angeles. Furthermore, comprehensive and just pedestrian and bicycle planning schemes are being sought all over the world. Rather innovative also is Portland’s newest multimodal bridge, the car-free Tilikum Crossing hailed as the “bridge of the people.” This session aims to discuss the governance aspects of open spaces and greenways.
|Presenter||Basil Southey*, Queen's University, Observing the Parks: Public Park Usage Patterns in High and Low-Income Neighbourhoods of Toronto.||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Matthew Zuccaro*, Montclair State University, The High Line: Decay and Rebirth of a Public Space in Manhattan||20||2:20 PM|
|Presenter||Carlos Balsas*, University at Albany, Elevating amenities: A comparative study of non-motorized elevated park infrastructure||20||2:40 PM|
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