#Mexico City, Zagreb #Croatia + #NYC Demonstrate the Role of Transport in Shaping Public Space via @sustaincities

New York’s pedestrian greenway, called the High line , was originally developed as a freight rail line to transport goods quickly into the city. In creating the High Line, the city destroyed large swaths of existing neighborhoods. For a time the High Line was a success, reducing congestion on the streets and reducing pilfering from warehouses. However, within fifteen years, the growth of interstate trucking decreased the need for the rail lines, and the High Line fell into disrepair . The redevelopment of the High Line into a pedestrian greenway through the collaboration of architects James Corner and Diller Scofido + Renfro , the Bloomberg administration, and many community advocates represented both a symbolic and literal dedication towards moving human-centered mobility to the forefront of city planning. Where deserted wharves and dilapidated warehouses once sat, develo...

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