The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Part 1, Chapter 5, The Uses of Neighborhood Parks Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5, The Uses of Neighborhood Parks Summary and Analysis

City parks may or may not be successful, depending on their usage. Even though each park is an entity of its own, there are some principles that apply to all parks. Neighborhood parks are the most prevalent form of parks. When parks are not popular or used, there are no eyes watching behavior in the parks, and they become dangerous as do the streets that border them. The diverse nature of the buildings that border the park contribute to the success of the park. Building used as restaurants, stores, etc. contribute to people walking through the park at different times. An example of this kind of park is Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. The park is well used at all hours of the day. When parks aren't used and are...

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