Sunday, February 7, 2010

Carving open space from the mess

A reader sent this link to me ... it's from the New York Times and it's about cities and parks and private money ...

The struggle to pay for Brooklyn Bridge Park echoes similar problems around the country in creating urban parkland in a postindustrial age when open space must often be carved, at great cost, from derelict manufacturing zones, military installations or rail yards. Governments no longer have the fiscal or political muscle to finance the projects alone, and the involvement of private donors or commercial ventures has led to public battles.

Very interesting reading. And as the person who sent the link notes, even though it's on a grander scale, it's the same problem we have here in Newburyport.

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