Monday, October 3, 2011

Philadelphia's parks are in "high gear"

As quoted by the Huffington Post, "For more than three centuries, city planning, landscape architecture and a unique civic ambition that emphasizes horticulture as much as the pedestrian experience in its public spaces and streetscapes, have made Philadelphia a fascinating city."

Sometimes when someone looks at cities for comparison, they don't always consider parks and open space as an important factor. Philadelphia is one such city that ranks high in this category. This uninformed perspective may also start to change over the next 10 years or so, as cities all over the country look for smarter and more sustainable ways to manage their ecosystems (i.e. storm water runoff, flooding, air pollution, etc.).

Philadelphia has one of the largest urban parks in the US (Fairmount Park), as well as many neighborhood pocket parks that provide green space for over 1.5 million residents. If you would like to read the entire story, please check it out here.

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