From Tracks to Parks: The Next Generation of Urban Green
Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
5:30, Doors open
6:00 pm, Panel begins
Next City and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invite you to hear from the visionaries who are transforming the industrial relics of our past into urban parks of the future. Inspired by New York’s High Line, cities across the U.S. are adapting aging rail infrastructure into linear parks and recreation paths. As more and more cities are looking to repurpose these sites, we must keep in mind the importance of creating distinctly local parks that are adapted to their environs, their cities, and the needs of their neighborhoods. Through a moderated panel discussion with representatives of Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail, New York’s High Line, Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct, St. Louis’ Trestle the Trust for Public Land, we will explore how these projects are redefining our notion of the local park and engaging urban dwellers in shaping the future of our cities.
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research.