The Transect of Parks

Everyone likes a great park. Parks, like the remainder of the built environment, range by how they are experienced and how they function. The classification of parks has been something that I have been thinking about over the past few years, and especially over this long drought of blog posts that I have had (sorry friends).

In the same spirit of previous blog posts, I choose to use the Center for Applied Transect Studies methodology of classifying parks-that is to organize the parks over the rural-to-urban transect.

Incorporating the Principles of the New Urbanism in the T-3 Sector of the Rural-to-Urban Transect

The T3 sector, or sub-urban sector, of the rural-to-urban transect is the portion of the transect that requires the greatest deal of assistance from the new urbanism movement.

Climate Change Adaptation (NY Times Article)

  The New York Times published an article yesterday, With Eye on Climate Change, Chicago Prepares for a Warmer Future, about adaptations to climate change.  I was particularly interested in the infrastructure portion of the article as we need to consider infiltration as a means of stormwater, or rainwater, management.  Brick pavers can be quiteContinue reading “Climate Change Adaptation (NY Times Article)”