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From Tracks to Parks: The Next Generation of Urban Green

Of interest to civil engineers and uncivil engineers alike.Hear about projects like the High Line, Reading Viaduct etc to spruce up urban landscapes.

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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 TrailNew York’s High Line,Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct, St. Louis’ Trestle and 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sick. See you all next time.

    April 29, 2013

  • Girish

    Sorry I won't be able to host the event. Need to visit the eye doctors. Hope some of you can still attend.

    April 28, 2013

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