Railroad Park — 2012 Urban Open Space Award Winner

Rail Road Park

Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama occupies the historical seam created by a rail viaduct that bisects downtown. The new topography integrates the train experience with a variety of new open space activities, which help organize and stimulate growth in the southern part of downtown, while promoting connections north of the railroad….
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Tanner Springs Park — 2012 Urban Open Space Award Finalist

The local italian provides the gelato, this is the place to savor it. Photo credit: © Atelier Dreiseitl

Tanner Springs Park offers a unique, natural and contemplative oasis in the city. It offers a model of sustainable urban design articulated through its water management systems and rich features. Embraced by the community, the park offers an engaging respite embedded in the dynamic of a high density urban neighborhood….
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Pier 25 at Tribeca Section of Hudson River Park — 2012 Urban Open Space Award Finalist

Pier 25 at Tribeca Section of Hudson River Park

Pier 25, the longest active pier in New York City, recuperates the pier’s tradition of recreation providing a broad range of activities that encourage its use by the community at large. Part of the Hudson River Park, Pier 25 has provided an iconic driver of urban growth since it turned into this vibrant neighborhood destination….
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Campus Martius — 2010 Urban Open Space Award Winner

UOSA 2010 Winner -- Campus Martius (alternate)

Campus Martius Park has become the heart of downtown Detroit’s development story and its signature public space. The goals of the park were to revitalize the center of downtown—to be the city’s gathering place, a catalyst for economic development, a beautiful signature square, and a positive image for Detroit locally and internationally, year round….
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