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Inhabitat: How does the plan deal with issues of open space and green space?

Liz Rooks: One way is by organizing the space so there's more open space and so it's more accessible. Another way is by protection of the natural systems in the park. I would say we already have a good start on that by what the NCSU School of Design did for us some years ago. They did a plan for the Wake County portion of the park, identifying environmentally-sensitive land and setting that aside in what's called natural area preserve -- permanent open space owned by the Research Triangle Foundation, such as flood plain, wetland, and natural habitat.

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