Friday, October 29, 2010

The High Line

I'm a fan of Rails to Trails for their vision in taking defunct passageways that were once vital for shipping or passenger travel and reinventing them as cycling/pedestrian/horse trails all over the country, so touring the High Line here in New York city was pretty cool. Land use might not seem like a hip topic, but when you get down to it, it really is the only game in town and always has been, especially in a town as populated and developed as Manhattan. The High Line is also a good place to learn about designing an urban landscape, gardening or growing plants in tough or unusual places and to think about how to use the space here, this city, now and in the future. It was a beautiful, unseasonally warm day to boot.

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