High Performance Landscape Guidelines

The Design Trust for Public Space has recently published the “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC“, a comprehensive, municipal design primer for sustainable parks and open space. Produced in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Guidelines cover every aspect of creating sustainable parks, from design to construction to maintenance, and feature hundreds of best practices for managing soil, water, and vegetation resources, as well as dozens of full-color photos and illustrations. To download the PDF click HERE.

The High Performance Landscape Guidelines is the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, municipal design primer for sustainable parks and open space. NYC’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg states that “Parks are a crucial component of the urban infrastructure that will help our city address the challenges of the twenty-first century…With High Performance Landscape Guidelines, we’ve created a new blueprint for how parks are designed, built, and maintained.”

The primary authors are five Design Trust fellows – an outstanding team that includes landscape architects, a sustainability expert, and a water resource engineer: Michele Adams, Steven Caputo, Jeannette Compton, Tavis Dockwiller and Andrew Lavallee. Edited by Charles McKinney, Chelsea Mauldin, Cynthia Gardstein

Text Credits: Design Trust for Public Space

Image Credits: Design Trust for Public Space

Published by Design Trust for Public Space, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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