About the network

The High Line Network is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who are helping them come to life.
Photo Credit: The Sintoses

The next generation of public spaces

As cities become denser and land for traditional parks becomes scarce, citizens are finding creative ways to bring greenspace to their neighborhoods. Projects in the High Line Network transform underutilized infrastructure into new urban landscapes. Redefining what a park can be, these hybrid spaces are also public squares, open-air museums, botanical gardens, social service organizations, walkways, transit corridors, and more.

Helping projects reach their full potential

Infrastructure reuse projects can bring tremendous social, environmental, and economic benefits to our cities. We want these benefits to reach as many people as possible, especially longtime residents of neighboring communities. Together, the network is exploring how to make these projects truly equitable public spaces.

What I hope the High Line has done is make the crazy credible. The network helps all of us learn from each other so that our spaces can reach their full potential.

Robert Hammond, Co-founder & Executive Director, Friends of the High Line

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stay up-to-date on the field of infrastructure reuse?

Visit the news page and sign up for the network’s newsletter, below. In the future, resources will be available on this website so that the network can share knowledge and updates with other projects around the world.

How do I get in touch?

For general inquiries, press, and support, please reach out to info@network.thehighline.org

How can I get involved in the network?

While the network isn’t currently expanding, we’re always interested in learning about new infrastructure reuse projects around the world. Fill out this form to tell us more about the project you’re working on.

How were projects in the network selected?

All projects in the network reclaim infrastructure and reimagine it as public space. Projects were chosen based on alignment with the network’s mission, commitment of leadership to network activities, and geographic representation. While the initial focus of the network is on North American projects, the group will eventually expand to include international projects.

Who is leading the network?

Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit organization that founded, funds, and maintains the High Line in New York City, is leading the network in close collaboration with project representatives.

Why did Friends of the High Line establish this network?

For many years, Friends of the High Line shared advice with community leaders, designers, mayors, and others looking to develop infrastructure reuse projects in their own cities. Seeing the transformative potential of these projects and the value of connecting the people who are bringing them to life, Friends of the High Line decided to establish a peer-to-peer network to help project leaders learn from each other.

Current network projects

11th Street Bridge Park
Washington, DC
Scott Kratz Irfana Jetha Noorani
Atlanta BeltLine
Atlanta, GA
Ryan Gravel Paul Morris
Bayou Greenways 2020
Houston, TX
Chris Knapp Beth White
Buffalo Bayou
Houston, TX
Anne Olson
Crissy Field
San Francisco, CA
Greg Moore
Dequindre Cut
Detroit, MI
Mark Wallace Tom Woiwode
High Line
New York, NY
John Alschuler Amanda Burden Adam Ganser Robert Hammond
Klyde Warren Park
Dallas, TX
Jody Grant Sheila Grant
Lowline
New York, NY
Dan Barasch Josh Sirefman
Presidio Tunnel Tops
San Francisco, CA
Michael Boland Greg Moore
QueensWay
Queens, NY
Adrian Benepe Andy Stone Travis Terry
Rail Park
Philadelphia, PA
Paul Levy
River LA
Los Angeles, CA
Omar Brownson Eli Kaufman
The 606
Chicago, IL
Vivian Garcia Caroline O'Boyle
The Bentway
Toronto, ON
Ken Greenberg Judy Matthews Julian Sleath
The Underline
Miami, FL
Meg Daly
Trinity River Park
Dallas, TX
Brent Brown
Waller Creek
Austin, TX
Peter Mullan Melba Whatley
Waterfront Seattle
Seattle, WA
Heidi Hughes
Director of the
High Line Network
Emma Bloomfield

Support

This project is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.