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A nice overview of some interesting efforts to turn existing freeway infrastructure into parks or other forms of public open space.

Peter Harnik, director of the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence says “The green movement wants more parkland, and the development community wants a beautiful, quiet park instead of a noisy freeway to build residential or office buildings around them”  “The payback in … economic value is high enough to make the whole thing worthwhile.”

Also, you may want to see photographer, Joel Sternfeld’s stunning images of New York City’s High Line

Joel Sternfeld

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