"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."
- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Produced in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC
is the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, municipal design primer for sustainable parks and open space. 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.
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