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The High Line: A Landscape for Health

If the definition of a “Landscape for Health”(TM) is “any outdoor space that facilitates health and well-being through connection with nature,” then the High Line, which opened about three weeks ago and which I visited for the first time yesterday, definitely fits the bill. New York City already has many wonderful parks, from small community gardens and vestpocket parks to the many-acre pastoral settings of Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. But a linear park on an abandoned elevated railroad that glides above the city streets? This is a first for NYC, and a truly inspiring addition to an already pretty great city (for more information about the High Line’s history, designers, construction, and so forth please visit the Friends of the High Line website, www.thehighline.org). To see the rest of this post, please visit the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog.

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  1. Thanks Naomi! Yeah the High Line is a great project! Piet Oudolf is able to paint with plants.

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