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Parks for People Finalist

Congratulations to our students for becoming NPS "Parks for People" finalists!

Parks for the People is a student competition held by the Van Alen Institute and the U.S. National Park service (NPS) to reimagine America’s national parks.

From the website: “Proposing innovative ideas for the planning, design, and management of specific park sites across the United States, these projects together offer a remarkable vision for a new generation of healthy, welcoming, and enduring public spaces—parks that are truly for the people.”

Finding Common Ground: San Juan Island National Historical Park
Site - San Juan Island National Park, Friday Harbor, WA
Team Leader – Ken P. Yocom, PhD, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Leading Discipline – Landscape Architecture
Other Disciplines – Historic Preservation Planning, Environmental Planning, Conservation Science, Geography, Museology, Architecture
Students – 21, Upper-Division Undergraduate and Graduate

Follow the link below for more detailed information about their project: http://www.vanalen.org/parksforthepeople/cw_uw.html

Site Model: http://www.vanalen.org/parksforthepeople/_pdf/studioresearch_uw.pdf

Process Blog: http://www.parksforthepeople.blogspot.com/

Posted Tuesday 25 September 2012 at 4:32 pm