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    Cyburbian
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    Park planning work

    Is anyone involved in park planning and design? Just curious I'm looking for some resources to read up on a bit. Thanks...

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    There are great books on greenways: Schwartz, Flink, and Searns Greenways and Smith and Hellmund's Ecology of Greenways. I have never come across just one book I thought was great on conventional parks, but others may have suggestions. I think the best way to study park design is to spend time in as many parks as you can. Sit and watch and learn what works and what doesn't.

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    Agree with Lee Nellis on the Searn's book.

    Here are some links from the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy http://www.olmstedparks.org/index.php

    NATIONAL

    National Association for Olmsted Parks www.olmsted.org

    Urban Parks Institute www.urbanparks.pps.org

    The Trust for Public Land www.tpl.org
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