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Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Greenways

2013

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The Importance Of Urban Corridors In Improving The Green Infrastructure In Cities: Case Study Gaziantep-Turkey, Nasim Shakouri, Mehmet Emin Baris Jan 2013

The Importance Of Urban Corridors In Improving The Green Infrastructure In Cities: Case Study Gaziantep-Turkey, Nasim Shakouri, Mehmet Emin Baris

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Rapid urbanization in parallel with population growth is the phenomenon of our century. Urbanization implies great pressure on natural resources and the environment (Rees, 1997; Sandstrom, 2002). Urban growth, by altering cities and the surrounding countryside, presents numerous challenges in urban environment (Tzoulas et al., 2007). As a result of these rapid alterations in urban land use; loss of natural areas, fragmentation of open spaces and degradation of water resources have been occurred over the years. Furthermore, these changes have been influenced the function of ecological services such as provisioning services (e.g. food, fuel, water) to regulating (e.g ...


An Evaluation Of Open Space Quality In Suburban Residential Communities: A Comparison Of Neotraditional, Cluster, And Conventional Developments, Elizabeth Brabec Jan 2013

An Evaluation Of Open Space Quality In Suburban Residential Communities: A Comparison Of Neotraditional, Cluster, And Conventional Developments, Elizabeth Brabec

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In the past 35 years, planning theory for open space in both urban and suburban developments has begun to focus not only on recreation, but on the creation of multifunctional landscapes. The flight of homeowners out of cities to relatively inexpensive land and housing in the suburban fringe during the latter part of the last century, placed tremendous pressure on ecosystems, water quality, visual quality, agricultural land and also recreation opportunities. For these reasons, the goals for open space in many suburban developments over the past three decades have expanded to provide active and passive recreational areas, to serve as ...


Synthesizing An Integrated Green Infrastructure - Establishing A Conceptual Planning Framework In The Western United State’S Urbanizing Communities, Richard Lebrasseur Jan 2013

Synthesizing An Integrated Green Infrastructure - Establishing A Conceptual Planning Framework In The Western United State’S Urbanizing Communities, Richard Lebrasseur

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Planning methodologies in the United States have continually evolved and adapted to address the myriad of environmental and social issues faced by contemporary culture (e.g., Thompson and Steiner, 1997; Calthorpe, 1993), but few have provided the framework to successfully address these subjects simultaneously and comprehensively, and fewer effectively meet the evolving demands society places on human and ecological systems, especially in urbanizing areas, where ecological fragmentation and land use conflict predominates.

Currently, most spatial planning frameworks assess ecological-based and social-based systems as separate entities (Weber et al., 2006; Daniels, 2009), and our understanding of the interrelationships between these systems ...


Civilizing Ecological Landscape Through Assimilation Of Urban Parks & Vacancy: A Case Study Baltimore, Md, Elizabeth Carroll Jan 2013

Civilizing Ecological Landscape Through Assimilation Of Urban Parks & Vacancy: A Case Study Baltimore, Md, Elizabeth Carroll

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A gap between public support and urban sustainable design is evident through acknowledging the majority of the work done in urban sustainability efforts has been led by architects and has been relatively limited. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for example was a sustainability effort developed by and for architects therefore lacks in identifying sustainable practices beyond the building. Only until recently has there been a system of identifying sustainable practices among our larger infrastructure and territory, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) which itself has not become fully integrated within city planning and design. Sustainable landscape practices have ...


Ankara-Sakarya Greenway Planning, Mukerrem Arslan, Emin Barış, Elmas Erdoğan, Zuhal Dilaver Jan 2013

Ankara-Sakarya Greenway Planning, Mukerrem Arslan, Emin Barış, Elmas Erdoğan, Zuhal Dilaver

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Greenways have many distinct functions. The purposes of greenways may generally be described as the: protection of biological diversity, to establish connections between habitats, to supply the orientation of urban development and the development of recreational uses and tourism throughout rural and urban landscapes and also to preserve both historical and cultural sources and ecological assets.

Greenway is the creation of an outdoor green zone, which atteches settlements to each other either in rural and urban environments and people with nature, and which may be considered as a connection between different settlements. Greenways are green connections in the form of ...


Legible Greenways: Enhancing The Visual Coherence And Imageability Of The Western Sydney Parklands, Catherine Evans, Linda Corkery Jan 2013

Legible Greenways: Enhancing The Visual Coherence And Imageability Of The Western Sydney Parklands, Catherine Evans, Linda Corkery

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This paper reports on a studio-based project which developed and tested a framework for assessing the legibility of Western Sydney Parklands (WSP) in Australia and preparing proposals to enhance its visual coherence and imageability. Comprising 5280 contiguous hectares (over 13,000 acres) of public land and 27 km (about 17 miles) long, the WSP is a significant recreation resource and an important greenway corridor in the urban ecology of the Sydney basin. Despite its size, the WSP does not register in the mental maps of most Sydney residents, including many who live nearby. This is explained in part by the ...


Soft Mobility Towards Ecological Sustainability In Lisbon Metropolitan Area – Case Study Of Almada Municipality, Manuela R. Magalhães, Duarte Mata, Ana Müller Jan 2013

Soft Mobility Towards Ecological Sustainability In Lisbon Metropolitan Area – Case Study Of Almada Municipality, Manuela R. Magalhães, Duarte Mata, Ana Müller

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Automobile traffic congestion and air pollution in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA), an area with close to 2.8 million people, has increased dramatically in the last 30 years as a result of suburban sprawl. The sheer size peri-urban areas have reached lends itself to urban politics and subsidized rents, an issue that has not yet been resolved due to lack of political will. This has driven down rental prices of old leases, accompanied by the degradation of buildings located in the city’s historic centre, and has also resulted in very high pricing of current leases inaccessible to most ...


A Half-Century Of Community Effort To Protect Nantucket’S Specialness, Jim Lentowski Jan 2013

A Half-Century Of Community Effort To Protect Nantucket’S Specialness, Jim Lentowski

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When those who are not especially familiar with Nantucket hear the name some react by calling to mind its connection to the country’s whaling past. But for those who through birth or good fortune have established a personal connection with Nantucket, mentioning the island elicits memories of past travel experiences, friendships made, family milestones shared, or times spent roaming moorlands, cranberry bogs, or miles of sandy beaches, rutted roads, and bike paths.

On Nantucket people are inevitably drawn to the outdoors. They come out to be rejuvenated by the island’s exceptional openness, expansive views of the sky, and ...


Greenway Patterns And City Planning, Archana Sharma Jan 2013

Greenway Patterns And City Planning, Archana Sharma

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Greenway lies at the intesection of citified nature and naturalized city, which is a powerful performative position to occupy. Yet the current discourse, largely approaches Greenway as a program that is inserted in the urban fabric to form a micro-scale connective between homogenous or heterogenous landscape. This article is motivated by the nostalgic reality of agricultural times when the urban pattern was guided by rivers and floodplains, and explores the counter programming position on cities which is inserting urban fabric into the greenway or landscape matrix. The design with nature and for all biotic species theses of Ian McHarg and ...


An Integrated Approach Of Landscape Design In The Rehabilitation Of An Urban River Corridor: River Tinto, Diana Teixeira Fernandes Jan 2013

An Integrated Approach Of Landscape Design In The Rehabilitation Of An Urban River Corridor: River Tinto, Diana Teixeira Fernandes

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Due to the increasing demand for its water resources, the changes in land use and the fast urban sprawl, the river Tinto became the mass of surface water of the river Douro´s watershed with lower physicochemical and biological quality. Taking into account its scale and urban context, the severity of the pollution level and the periodic flooding problem, became urgent to accomplish priority solutions for its riverside landscape, based on natural recovery principles and flood protection.

The purpose of this paper is to stress the contribution of the integrated approach of landscape design in the improvement of the life ...


A Watershed Event: Communicating Landscape Processes, Jeanmarie Hartman, Donna Webb Jan 2013

A Watershed Event: Communicating Landscape Processes, Jeanmarie Hartman, Donna Webb

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A watershed event was created to illustrate and quantify how water from precipitation moves across a land surface. This illustration is one of many that would be useful in developing the environmental literacy of greenway and open space supporters. The physical activity of marking the small sub-watersheds generated discussion and collaboration between volunteers. Stopping to watch the occasion of water shedding created a notable event. The materials assembled for documenting the event have provided materials for website presentation and lectures. The basic process is fairly easy to organize and recommended for use by greenway and open space groups who are ...


Water-Related Ecosystem Services From Green Infrastructure, Meilan Chen, Ying Cao, Zhangkan Zhou Jan 2013

Water-Related Ecosystem Services From Green Infrastructure, Meilan Chen, Ying Cao, Zhangkan Zhou

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Green infrastructure is currently in common use to provide water-related ecosystem services. Common applications include: use include bio-retention basins, green roofs, constructed wetlands, permeable pavement, and sidewalk planter. These applications collectively can contribute to a city and region's alternative infrastructure. They help to improve the water quality of streams and drinking water supplies as well as manage and reduce the amount of storm water runoff.

While green infrastructure is increasingly applied, it is not consistently monitored to learn how it performs regarding specific ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the benefits that people can get from nature ecosystem. In this ...


Greenways For A Greater Good- An Indian Perspective, Samir Mathur, Sandeep B. Menon, Priyadarshini Kacker Jan 2013

Greenways For A Greater Good- An Indian Perspective, Samir Mathur, Sandeep B. Menon, Priyadarshini Kacker

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Cities have developed on the banks of rivers from the dawn of civilizations. The urban fabric of Indian cities is an intricate tapestry composed of settlements that span almost 4000 years of urban history. Cities as old as 2500 B.C co-exist sometimes in harmony and sometimes in conflict with cities that are still being conceived. The pace of urbanization in India is unprecedented and the country hosts some of the most populous cities in the world. According to the 2011 census, urbanization in India has increased faster than expected reversing the declining trends of the earlier decades. (Census of ...


Aqueduct Trail Network Development In Metro Boston, David Loutzenheiser, Tom Lindberg, Joel Barrera Jan 2013

Aqueduct Trail Network Development In Metro Boston, David Loutzenheiser, Tom Lindberg, Joel Barrera

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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) are collaborating with associated cities and towns to open up 40 + miles of existing and former aqueduct right-of-ways are available to be permitted for public access for the first time in the western suburbs of Boston. Four aqueducts are being considered for public access.

The first one-mile section along the Weston Aqueduct in Framingham opened to the public in October 2012. By eventually connecting these aqueducts with existing trail systems, we are ultimately creating a 50+ mile continuous greenway network, primarily using existing public land permitted at ...


The Portuguese National Ecological Network - A Mapping Proposal, Natália S. Cunha, Manuela R. Magalhães Jan 2013

The Portuguese National Ecological Network - A Mapping Proposal, Natália S. Cunha, Manuela R. Magalhães

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In Portugal, the Ecological Network (EN) was included in the Portuguese legal system in 1999 according to which it must be considered, delineated and implemented in all landscape plans at all spatial scales. Despite of all EU policies, in Portugal the EN is defined by the set of areas, values and key systems for environmental protection (article 14th of the Decree Law n. º 46/2009). Furthermore, at national level there is only the Program for National Planning Policy, which doesn’t include any EN delimitation.

This paper presents a methodology for the delineation of the National Ecological Network (NEN ...


Green Structure Under Pressure – About Knowledge In Planning Processes. Case Study From Oslo, Kine Halvorsen Thorén, Inger-Lise Saglie Jan 2013

Green Structure Under Pressure – About Knowledge In Planning Processes. Case Study From Oslo, Kine Halvorsen Thorén, Inger-Lise Saglie

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Compact city development has obtained a hegemonic status as a model for sustainable urban development in the Norwegian context as well as internationally. However, cities are also dependent on the natural environment to function properly, according to the report ” Norway´s Environmental Targets” (Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, 2012). A sound principle of sustainable urban developments is consequently to take care of continuous green structure with green corridors that link urban districts and green spaces with surrounding countryside. Such areas are important for the health and life quality for the urban population, but the authorities also underline the areas’ important ...


Revisiting Urban Brownfield Regeneration And Beyond Within The Lens Of Green Infrastructure-Based Design And Management, Adnan Kaplan, Koray Velibeyoğlu, Çiğdem Kılıçaslan, Merve Özeren, İrem İnce Jan 2013

Revisiting Urban Brownfield Regeneration And Beyond Within The Lens Of Green Infrastructure-Based Design And Management, Adnan Kaplan, Koray Velibeyoğlu, Çiğdem Kılıçaslan, Merve Özeren, İrem İnce

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The typical showcase of urban transformation practice can be experienced mostly in the core or close proximity of downtowns as either replacing a series of existing vacant or deserted lots along with exacerbated natural system or retrofitting built-up areas and housing affordability. In this way, regardless of their size but their linkage with nearby land uses and down to the urban core, brownfields necessitate urban regeneration practice whereas charging the city with discriminatory land use policies as well as a multitude of social and ecological problems. Urban brownfields consisting of natural assets -including river, wetlands, delta etc.-, post-industrial facilities and ...


Greenways As An Integrative Framework For Campus Green Infrastructure: A Stormwater Masterplan Vision For The University Of Connecticut, Kristin Schwab Jan 2013

Greenways As An Integrative Framework For Campus Green Infrastructure: A Stormwater Masterplan Vision For The University Of Connecticut, Kristin Schwab

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The increasingly resonant concept of green infrastructure has multiple meanings among different professional sectors and the public. For engineers and others focused on site-scale intervention, green infrastructure is quite specific to the use of low impact development (LID) techniques for stormwater management. To the general public, the concept of green infrastructure may be more simply thought of as environmentally friendly systems of transportation, energy, water, or other communal needs. For land use, urban, and landscape planners, the concept of green infrastructure more broadly represents the idea of open space networks of ecological, social and cultural value – which has its roots ...


Opportunities For Greenways Through Development Of Ecological And Green Corridor Landscape Planning In Hungary, Attila Csemez, Judit Bárcziné Kapovits Jan 2013

Opportunities For Greenways Through Development Of Ecological And Green Corridor Landscape Planning In Hungary, Attila Csemez, Judit Bárcziné Kapovits

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In the specialist literature on landscape design, greenways are multi-functional routes which optimally have both recreational and ecological functions. The recreational function of greenways is primarily use by pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders. The ecological role of greenways means that optimally they are part of a given landscape’s ecological system. In the course of our research – taking into account the natural, social and economic conditions, as well as landscape and design precedents – we are seeking answers to questions within the following categories: (1) justifications for the creation of greenways in Hungary; (2) the geographical areas in which greenways may be ...


Chelas Valley And Coina Wetlands Agricultural Parks, Manuela R. Magalhães, João Silva, Manuel Leitão, Andreia Saavedra, Ana Müller Jan 2013

Chelas Valley And Coina Wetlands Agricultural Parks, Manuela R. Magalhães, João Silva, Manuel Leitão, Andreia Saavedra, Ana Müller

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Over 70% of Europe’s population now lives in urban areas (EEA, 2006) and there is a substantial rural-urban migration causing a rapid expansion of the peri-urban interface, where domestic and industrial modifications of the environment interact strongly with agricultural production (Brook & Davila, 2000). Portugal, as the rest of Western Europe, has been through a profound process of urbanization beyond former city limits over the past decades, and even in regions where the population is decreasing, urban areas are still growing (Piorr, Ravetz & Tosics, 2011). As the urban pattern gradually distanced itself from the traditional compact city model, the urban ...


Green Infrastructure, Greenways, And Trail Planning: Frameworks For Sustainability In Maryland, David N. Myers Jan 2013

Green Infrastructure, Greenways, And Trail Planning: Frameworks For Sustainability In Maryland, David N. Myers

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The State of Maryland has been a leader in a number of state-wide environmental efforts. As part of the work published by the Maryland Greenway Commission in 2000, a green infrastructure (GI) assessment was included to provide a greater “emphasis on the ecologic network” (Maryland Greenway Commission, 2000, p. 3). This inclusion, while building off of decades of land conservation and greenway planning, recognized the need to provide a more science-based approach to integrated and comprehensive land conservation. In addition to this recognition, this GI assessment was also intended to identify the best ecological lands in Maryland for potential protection ...


Exploring The Significance Of Greenway Concept, To Assist Landscape Planning And Design: Contributions To Theory From African, Asian And European Case Studies, Luís Ribeiro, Teresa Dias, Catarina Viana Jan 2013

Exploring The Significance Of Greenway Concept, To Assist Landscape Planning And Design: Contributions To Theory From African, Asian And European Case Studies, Luís Ribeiro, Teresa Dias, Catarina Viana

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The need for a reliable theoretical framework has been identified as unavoidable means to validate strategies and problem solve solutions in landscape architecture. The identification of the international greenway movement as well as its significance in promoting better planning and design (Fabos, 2010; Fabos and Ryan, 2006) enriched significantly the theory to support greenway planning and design. However, the magnitude achieved by the greenway movement across the world at different scales and contexts, deserves a deeper research on the topic. To illustrate this, it is worth mentioning the increasing popularity of green-infrastructures in European Union both in the academic and ...


The Chinese Characteristics In The Planning And Design Of Guangdong Greenway, He Fang, Suo Xiu, Li Hui Jan 2013

The Chinese Characteristics In The Planning And Design Of Guangdong Greenway, He Fang, Suo Xiu, Li Hui

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As a typical example of greenway networks in China and Asia, Guangdong Greenway Network is of epoch-making and practical significance. The practice of Pearl River Delta Regional Greenway is instructive for other developing countries and densely-populated urban areas to build their greenway networks. The experience of Guangdong Greenway Network gives new Chinese characteristics to the concept and practice of greenway.

China has a profound history of greenways. Even before the Qin Dynasty was established, there already existed a great number of prototypes of greenway. These greenways were born in ancient era where the original productivity remained at a low level ...


The Emergence And Significance Of Heritage Areas In New York State And The Northeast, Paul M. Bray Jan 2013

The Emergence And Significance Of Heritage Areas In New York State And The Northeast, Paul M. Bray

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Heritage areas originally known as urban cultural parks are a form of park that emerged in the 1960s and has grown to include 49 national heritage areas and state heritage areas in New York State, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. As a park, heritage areas are urban settings or regional landscapes that expand the traditional elements of national and state parks in that they are a means under a heritage theme to preserve and manage an amalgam of natural and cultural resources to provide forms of recreation and foster sustainable economic development.

This paper will provide an overview of New York ...


Opportunities For Greenways Development In The South Wine Region Of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Yolanda Torres, Rosa Contreras, Jesús Serrano Jan 2013

Opportunities For Greenways Development In The South Wine Region Of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Yolanda Torres, Rosa Contreras, Jesús Serrano

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Ensenada has a winemaking tradition deeply rooted, as it is considered as the main wineproducing region in Mexico. The wine industry in Ensenada is developed in two regions: the northern region and the southern region. In recent years the tourism sector of Ensenada has seen a remarkable increase, particularly in the case of wine tourism in the north region. The Regional Development Programme for the Wine Region was created in 2006, to reach an optimal balance between economic and social activities and the sustainable development of the region; however, this programme only covers the north wine region. Recently, the interest ...


Integrating Agriculture In Greenways: A Methodology For Planning Connected Urban And Peri-Urban Farmlands In A Mediterranean City, Luca Barbarossa, Daniele La Rosa, Riccardo Privitera Jan 2013

Integrating Agriculture In Greenways: A Methodology For Planning Connected Urban And Peri-Urban Farmlands In A Mediterranean City, Luca Barbarossa, Daniele La Rosa, Riccardo Privitera

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Cities are often threatened by a loss of environmental quality due the rapid increase of urbanized areas that fragment natural landscapes. This is particularly true at the cities’ fringe where uncontrolled urbanization is often characterized by discontinuous patterns and consequent fragmentation of farmlands. These phenomena are particularly relevant in Mediterranean cities, where the high degree of land-use transitions, a consequence of urban growth with poor environmental regulations produce urban landscapes characterized by a lack of green areas and high levels of ecological fragmentation (EEA, 2006).

Greenways are one of the most powerful and widespread tools used at urban, metropolitan and ...


Scientific Approaches For Designing Ecological Networks: A Case Study For The Faunal Species Of Inland Wetlands Of Lower Saxony, Germany, Rosa Contreras Jan 2013

Scientific Approaches For Designing Ecological Networks: A Case Study For The Faunal Species Of Inland Wetlands Of Lower Saxony, Germany, Rosa Contreras

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Several methods and tools have been developed to achieve the goals of nature conservation and for the design of ecological networks. In that sense, some frameworks proposed by several authors are applied to all levels of biodiversity conservation. One goal of the ecological networks is to represent and to promote the persistence of biodiversity within a region, however few efforts have concentrated the tools or methods useful to implement such frameworks. In several cases, the focus is on the quantitative area selection methods, others on the focal species approach or just on the species persistence and viability analysis. Nonetheless, when ...


Designing And Building The Wellington Greenway: Project History And Future Plans, Jp Shadley Fasla Jan 2013

Designing And Building The Wellington Greenway: Project History And Future Plans, Jp Shadley Fasla

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The Wellington Greenway is an emerging and nearly-completed 3.5 mile long multi-use trail, which connects beyond its ends to more than 50 miles of other existing and proposed future trails. The Wellington Greenway is an urban greenway; the path traverses six abutting properties located along the Mystic and Malden Rivers in the densely populated cities of Malden and Medford, Massachusetts. Work has been ongoing for over four decades, and while not measured in many miles, much progress has been made. The project is complicated in both technical and political spheres, as the Greenway passes through a mix of public ...


The Mill River Greenway Initiative: Community-Based, Long-Term Greenway Planning And Design In Williamsburg And Northampton, Massachusetts, Reid Bertone-Johnson, Sophia Geller, John Sinton, Neal Bastek Jan 2013

The Mill River Greenway Initiative: Community-Based, Long-Term Greenway Planning And Design In Williamsburg And Northampton, Massachusetts, Reid Bertone-Johnson, Sophia Geller, John Sinton, Neal Bastek

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Puritans first settled Northampton, Massachusetts in the mid-17th century with a vision in mind – that of a well-ordered community in which the Mill River would play an integral part in their lives. So long as the community hewed to the right path, the river would accommodate the community’s needs. Primary among those needs was waterpower, so the anchor sites for development along the river were the falls. Over the next 200 years, as the Puritan mind metamorphosed into an American industrial mentality, the Mill River’s residents created an industrial necklace with mills and factories decorating a ribbon of ...


Finding Our Way: Urban Waterway Restoration And Participatory Processes, Sharon Moran, Meredith Perreault, Richard Smardon Jan 2013

Finding Our Way: Urban Waterway Restoration And Participatory Processes, Sharon Moran, Meredith Perreault, Richard Smardon

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In this paper, we explore some of the challenges encountered in organizing multiple stakeholders for purposes of revitalizing an urban waterway. Drawing primarily from positive experiences with a creek revitalization project in Syracuse, New York, we identify several factors concerning the context and challenges -- both material and social -- that have helped to shape the outcomes. Several of the popular models for engaging stakeholders in waterways projects are discussed, especially as they have been used communities in other parts of the U.S. that have faced related challenges. We seek to identify key points and lessons that can help inform others ...