Gallery: NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

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As residents of the concrete jungle, we cherish our green space, and over the last few years, we’ve seen quite a few new parks unveiled thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC. But a public park should be more than just a beautiful place — it should be a healthy ecosystem, too. This idea inspired the New York City Parks Department to partner with the Design Trust and create “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC,” a comprehensive, municipal design primer for building sustainable parks and open spaces — the first guideline of its kind in the nation.

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