urban greening on a morning walk

Last month, we illustrated some potential “quick wins” for placemaking, gleaned from a morning walk. Here are some additional, “scaled” lessons learned through observations of an historic urban park network partially restored by neighbors, in cooperation with a big city park department.

Local action supplements big ideas through demonstrable implementation. Seattle’s Madrona Woods story, accessible here, shows us how and why.

1. City woods, then (1909) and now (2010):

2. Stairways along the way, public and private:

3. New pedestrian bridge, restored lake shore:

4. The prize of the daylighted creek:

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