How does Greeley Square, an urban park, function in Midtown Manhattan?
As Downtown LA continues to densify and revitalize, my recent trip this past week to New York offered some great insights into fundamental concepts pertaining to the way an urban park functions within the context of a dense urban environment. Those concepts could be used as a template and applied to a growing Downtown LA as we continue to mature into a livable urban center. Perhaps this video will shed some light on some current urban parks within Downtown LA, such as Maguire Gardens and Pershing Square, and why they are being used or not.
Please, please keep in mind while watching my video that it is just as (if not more) important what surrounds an urban park as the actual park itself in order for it to be successfully activated by pedestrians. Walkable density around the park is key here.