Elevated parks in Paris and New York

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2010-HighLine

If you find yourself in Paris or New York, I would recommend exploring and comparing two similar parks that I have visited: one in New York (the High Line park) and in Paris (Promenade plantée). Both parks are built on top of obsolete railway infrastructure above the street level. Both parks are sources of inspiration for environmentalists, artists, and other residents. If you want to learn more about the High Line, here are two good books:

  • David, J., & Hammond, R. (2011). High Line: The inside story of New York City’s park in the sky. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • La Farge, A. (2012). On the High Line: Exploring America’s most original urban park (pp. 218). New York: Thames & Hudson.
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