Park planning can sometimes be messy work! As public spaces, parks are inherently political, each with its own hidden minefields of competing constituencies and entrenched interests. As a professional landscape architect and Director of Park Pride’s Park Visioning Program, it can sometimes feel like I’m more of a park therapist than a park designer. One of the tools we have developed over the years is the establishment of guiding principles at the outset of every visioning process to get communities to focus on a shared vision.
SOURCE: Saporta Report