Are Smart Parks the Parks of the Future?

Among other surprising factors, smart parks conserve water, groom themselves, activate and deactivate, self-heal, and improve public health for their visitors without a negative impact to the environment.

How smart can a park be? The Luskin Center created a toolkit to assist landscape architects and city planners in creating sustainable, useful, and innovative urban parks.

The toolkit:

  • identifies technologies that could be or have been used in parks,
  • presents a rating system for those technologies,
  • provides guidance for park management on implementation, and
  • determines potential partnerships and funding strategies for implementing SMART Parks.

 

Interested in learning more? Read “Smarter Parks, Smarter Cities” by Kelsey Jessup with the ASLA.org.

 

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The rendering above was created by Diana (Dan Liao). Diana graduated from the AAU School of Landscape Architecture in December 2017 with her MA.

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