Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns
An Introduction to Small Parks.
Overview of Park Planning and Design Concerns.
1: Size, Shape, and Number.
2: Connections and Edges.
3: Appearance and Other Sensory Issues.
8: Climate and Air.
9: Activities and Groups.
12: Public Involvement.
Summary: Lessons About Small Parks.
Example 1: Taking Advantage of Stormwater Management in a New Suburban Area.
Example 2: Rehabilitating a Park for Community Revitalization.
Example 3: Renovating a Suburban Park for Water Quality and Active Recreation.
Example 4: Redefining the New Urban Town Square.
Example 5: Reusing a Vacant Lot in the Center City.
Design Development Guidelines.
Design Development Issues in Brief.
LAURA R. MUSACCHIO, PhD, ASLA, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and is on the research faculty in the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota. She is also a research scientist in urban ecology with the Central ArizonaPhoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project.
- The only manual to offer social and ecological guidelines for designing small parks
- Guidelines offer immediate access to critical information for any project
- Issue sheets offer one- and two-page summaries that can be delivered to clients and other involved parties
- Over a hundred drawings and photographs provide an extensive visual resource
- Provides up-to-date scientific research to back up the design proposals and guidelines
- Five conceptual design examples provide multiple solutions to design issues using the guidelines in the book
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