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Master Planning

Ethan Kent
Dec 31, 2008
Dec 14, 2017

What all is involved in creating a vision for a park's future - and seeing it through to implementation? Learn more with the features, guidelines and case studies in this section.

  • The Benefits and Drawbacks of Master Planning A primer on developing a tangible vision of your park's present and future - and what's required to get there. From Project for Public Spaces' Public Parks, Private Partners.
  • Lessons in Master Planning Master planning, especially when it makes use of significant community involvement, is a complex process. In reviewing master-planning projects in six widely varying urban public spaces, the Urban Parks Institute identifies key elements that make for success.
  • Developing Effective Master Plans Susan Rademacher (Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy) and Fred Kent (Project for Public Spaces) on structuring a process, building a team, and developing a design.
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