Parks as evolving artifacts
Urban planner Alexander Garvin’s newest book, Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, offers a comprehensive study of public parks, from their history and evolution to planning, location, site adaptation and design. Garvin will demonstrate the importance of public parks, as continually evolving artifacts in our cities, in understanding the functioning of cities and suburbs. The talk will highlight the role of sustainability — including environmental, social, financial, political, aesthetic and functional factors — as the key to successful park design and planning.
Books will be available for purchase from William Stout Annex at the event, 10% discount for SPUR members.