Taking the High Line: elevated parks, transforming neighbourhoods, and the ever-changing relationship between the urban and nature
2015 (English)In: Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, ISSN 1754-9175, E-ISSN 1754-9183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The popularity and impact of the High Line in New York mirrors the complex reality of contemporary provision of public space. The development of the project, its relationship to its surroundings and the evolving trend of elevated parks are analyzed in relation to the role of urban green space and impacts of Landscape Urbanism. The High Line shows the way to a new role for urban green space by utilizing abandoned infrastructure. In analysing the narrative of the High Line, this article stresses the importance of understanding localities and connectivity. Based on observations as well as a review of the literature and media, the article concludes that great landscaping does not create great places without careful consideration of the surrounding community and residents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
elevated parks, environmental gentrification, High Line, Landscape Urbanism, urban parks
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175627DOI: 10.1080/17549175.2015.1063532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175627DiVA: diva2:865300
QC 201510272015-10-272015-10-192016-05-18Bibliographically approved