The Urban Parks Programme, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has sparked a new enthusiasm for the regeneration of Britain's parks. This unique reference book gives a valuable overview of all the elements of public park design. It emphasizes our parks' diversity and richness, and offers practical guidance as to their renovation and future care. It is essential reading for all those involved in the design, upkeep and regeneration of public parks.
'Offers a timely overview of urban park design and discusses many issues common to park regeneration. It is an important reference document for many professions involved in public parks.' - Landscape Design
'This book is much needed … leaves the reader convinced that the keys to regeneration are creative design, followed by generous resources for park management.' - The Garden
'I feel this book will be welcome in the library of every landscape designer, every park manager and every garden historian. I would recommend it to anyone working in the landscape, urban design and parks profession and it is essential reading for anyone with an interest or active involvement in the care and refurbishment of public parks.' - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
'The book highlights the new enthusiasm for Britain's public parks and provides a valuable overview of public park design, sustainability, management and regeneration.' - Journal of Architectural Conservation
'The book highlights the new enthusiasm for Britain's public parks adn provides a valuable overview of public park design, sustainability, management and regeneration.' - Journal of Architectural Conservation
Acknowledgements. Contributors. Foreword. Introduction: The Regeneration of Public Parks - Jan Woudstra. Parks and People: The Social Functions - Hazel Conway. Memory and Value - David Jacques. Study Methods - Mary Lockwood. Buildings and Monuments - Hazel Conway and David Lambert. The Use of Iron - Edward Diestelkamp. Paths - Brent Elliott. Shrubbery Planting (1830-1900) - Kim Legate. Bedding Schemes - Brent Elliott. Late 20th Century Bedding Practice - Frazer Chapman. Lakes and Water Features - Hilary Taylor. Play and Sport - Brent Elliott and Ken Fieldhouse. Bibliography. Index.