Creator of The High Line Describes A "Higher Quality of Urban Life"

Monocle magazine interviews James Corner, the landscape architect responsible for New York's lauded high line and recent winner of Cooper Hewitt Award for best landscape architect.

His US practice, Field Operations, has been involved in the rejuvenation of Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island and Race Street Pier in Philadelphia. He says that projects like the high line are becoming "fundamental to the healthy functioning of cities."

It has been a "catalyst for reinvestment" and everyone around it is benefitting. Corner thinks that "high quality design of public space should not be something that comes after the fact, but something we invest in now."

Full Story: James Corner - Reshaping Cities

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