Conor O'Shea Reviews Maggie Daley Park and Chicago Riverwalk for Topos / by Conor O'Shea

Conor O'Shea reviews Maggie Daley Park and Chicago Riverwalk for Topos.

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"In Chicago, the new Maggie Daley Park and Chicago Riverwalk exemplify the trend for cities to build high-profile works of landscape architecture to spur reinvestment in historic urban cores. In this era of decreased federal and municipal funding for such projects, private investment is increasingly called upon. As a result, and as a new range of spaces in Chicago demonstrate, the landscape architect has emerged as a mediator between commercial interests and civic responsibilities." 

Conor O'Shea. "Open City - Open Space." Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. 94 (2016): 16-23.

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