Nationwide, redevelopment and housing authorities have built 75 parks on the former sites of factories, homes, office buildings, railyards, parking lots, landfills, and even highways. Based on a 2008 survey by TPL’s Center for City Park Excellence, “When There’s Nothing to Conserve, Create!” was recently published in the Journal of Housing and Community Development and is now available for download. Also from the center: a new report on the parkland deficit in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area recommends that the soon-to-be-decommissioned Fort Monroe be converted into a 570-acre park.
Download the reports from the Trust for Public Land.
Report: When There’s Nothing to Conserve, Create! The Role of Parks in Redevelopment Projects: http://www.tpl.org/content_documents/RedevelopmentAuthorities&Parks.pdf
Report: Hampton Roads Parkland Deficit (VA): http://www.tpl.org/content_documents/Fort_Monroe_Bracing_for_ChangeWEB.pdf