Modern park as a result of urban space recycling – a review of New York city’s developments

Wiesława Gadomska


The development of organized green areas in the specific circumstances of New York’s “culture of concentration” [1, p. 10] takes place, among others, in areas whose original function has changed or found a new peripheral location. Many projects related to transport, storage, or freight forwarding have been completed in post-industrial areas. The issue of urban space recycling, besides the basic question of adapting the area to a new function, requires a particular reference to the cultural heritage of the place, including its material legacy, which is sometimes difficult to preserve and expose. This article presents characteristic examples of urban recycling in particular districts of New York where the new function of a city park has been overlaid on unused areas, while preserving their characteristic environmental circumstances and cultural identities.

Słowa kluczowe: space recycling, revitalization, gentrification, city parks, cultural and environmental circumstances

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