Expansion beyond traditional boundaries
Submitted by superadmin on Thu, 2009-11-12 10:25
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Park planning and design will
- Openly communicate ideas and engage in community partnerships
- Build, design and promote dynamic linkeages and networks among parks, communities, natural systems.
- Seek joint/shared programming among park systems
- Broaden a visitors understanding of the ecosystem connections across parks
- Build parks and programs that enhance social, cultural, and natural expressions
- Create parks without borders
- Link systems and visitors
- Link parks - local to national.
- Design for interconnectivity.
- Enhance permeable boundaries.
- Broaden a visitor's understanding of resource connections and cultural links
- Design for managing park resources
This is important because
- Cognitive, physical and programmatic connections help create stronger park stewards.
- Fostering partnerships and build advocacy is critical for parks to survive.
- Parks should be catalysts for neighbor projects that promote healthy, interconnected landscape systems.
- Creates healthy park systems
- Heightens the quality and range of outdoor experience
- Reaches and connects new audiences
- Raises awareness of interconnections of physical, cultural, ecological and administrative systems
Core design considerations are
- Must consider people who do not visit parks and actively reachout.
- Design must look for opportunities to create gateways or portals among systems and parks.
- Plan and design creatively and resourcefully to achieve multiple goals.
- Seek design networks
- Communicate and promote human and nature relationships
- Strengthen physical connections (trails, transit) - experiental links
- Build intra-park relationships