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Resident support for a landfill-to-park transformationAuthor(s): Christine A. Vogt; David B. Klenosky; Stephanie A. Snyder; Lindsay K. Campbell
Source: Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 33(4): 32-50.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionGlobally, landfills are being transformed into other uses because land resources scarce, property values are increasing, and governments seek to reduce urban blight and adaptively reuse space. Park planners and city managers are likely to find that gauging public perceptions of a landfill-to-park project transformation and promoting such sites to potential visitors as highly challenging tasks, but important components of sustainability efforts. A landfill-to-park project currently underway is the transformation of the former Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York into Freshkills Park.
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CitationVogt, Christine A.; Klenosky, David B.; Snyder, Stephanie A.; Campbell, Lindsay K. 2015. Resident support for a landfill-to-park transformation. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 33(4): 32-50.
KeywordsUrban park development, sustainability, adaptive reuse, Freshkills, New York City
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