Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Park
AIA Gold Medal | Marlon Blackwell, 2020
This is the unlikely and inspiring story of how a sprawling footprint of a former prison became a leading American park.
At 4,500 acres, the Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee, is the largest urban park in the United States--more than five times the size of New York's Central Park. This book about the vision, process, benchmarks and priorities that led to the building of this great park show how people with vision can change a community, and how support from the public can protect land for future generations.
By Tom Jones
Susan Schadt Press, 2017
Hardcover, 272 pages
12 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
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