TOPOS: "Owned by the Public" by Conor O'Shea

Conor O'Shea reviews The 606 for Topos.

Excerpt:

"In Chicago, The 606 represents an new era of park-building in which municipal interagency collaborations manage complex teams of consultants to tackle the physical, social, environmental, and financial demands presented by outmoded infrastructure. Under this new model, landscape architecture is used as a common framework for building new pubic spaces."

Conor O'Shea. "Owned by the Public." Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. 96 (2016): 36-43.

TOPOS: "Open City - Open Space" by Conor O'Shea

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

Excerpt:

"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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