The Value Proposition of New Urban Parks in Small Cities: Exploring Newburgh, New York as a Prototypical Case Study
In leading global gateway cities around the world, new high-performing urban parks have been harnessed for their transformative power to enhance the environment, create social cohesion, and catalyze economic development. The “world-class park,” once an outdated vestige of the City Beautiful movement, has now been repeatedly used as a core catalyst of neighborhood revitalization and urban reinvestment. Can the “new parks” strategy work in smaller, second- and third-tier cities? This paper explores “transformative park strategies” in small and medium-sized post-industrial cities and tests the viability of these strategies through interviews conducted with key stakeholders in Newburgh, New York, as well as nationwide urban park leaders. The paper concludes with the formulation of a “new parks” value proposition informed by national best practices, interviews, questionnaires and community engagement in Newburgh.
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Koue, Camille (Georgetown University, 2013)The purpose of this research is twofold: to establish a new classification of infrastructure, called Emerging Infrastructure, and to analyze the implementation of one type of this new classification, the Parklet. Parklets ...