The geometric planner offers another alternative, that the city be ringed with a green circle in which green activities-agriculture; institutions and the like- are preserved or even introduced. but it appears that nature outside the belt is no different from that within,... The ecological method would suggest that the lands reserved for open space in the metropolitan region be derived from natural process lands intrinsically suitable for green purposes: that is the place of nature in the metropolis. Ian Mc Harg, Design with Nature
Parks enhance community livability and sustainability; creating spaces for people that improve their quality of life. With the density, proximity and condition that todays people live in, parks and open space is not a luxury, its a necessity. With the changing way of life, changing demographics and cultural preferences, planning parks that meet various for peoples needs becomes more and more of a challenge.
Group page: RESEARCH TEAM: Parks and open space planning for the public good (co-mentors: Judy Tjiong, Patrick McDonough)