Designing the Parks confirmed the intense interest that exists among park managers and users, as well as designers and planners, in addressing the multiple issues that will shape park design and management in the 21st century. The principles are the culmination of this two-part conference that explored the past, present, and future of park planning and design. With a renewed commitment to the Designing the Parks goals and future plans, we are seeking substantial input to continue refining the draft principles and testing them on real projects to guide future park planning and design. To facilitate the online review and make sure the meaning of the principles is as clear as possible to every commenter, the team organized each principle with the following structure:
Park planning and design will…..
This is important because….
Key planning and design considerations are……
Outstanding examples that illustrate this principle are…..
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Refined Design Principles
Our newly refined Park Planning and Design Principles!!!
- Respect Place
- Engage All
- Model Sustainability
- Design Beyond Boundaries
- Communicate Clearly
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