As cities become denser and land for traditional parks becomes scarce, citizens are finding creative ways to bring green space 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.
The Network’s mission is to support a community of infrastructure reuse projects in creating vibrant and equitable public spaces.
Together, the Network explores how to create a world where people have access to vibrant public spaces that center local communities, build civic connections, support environmental resilience, and foster equitable community development.
What I hope the High Line has done is make the impossible possible. The network helps all of us learn from each other so that our spaces can reach their full potential.
The Public Space Alliance is a group of 15 infrastructure reuse projects across the five boroughs of New York City. This group was created by the High Line in 2017 to facilitate knowledge sharing among a new generation of infrastructure reuse projects seeking to create public spaces. It joins Sustainable Gardens Project as one of the High Line’s local peer-to-peer networks.
The High Line Network provides technical assistance and best practice support to members of the Public Space Alliance. By promoting peer-to-peer exchange among Network and Public Space Alliance members, the Network and the High Line innovate in equitable public space and park practices in New York City.
Irfana Jetha Noorani
High Line Network Coordinator
Community Service Fellow
The High Line Network is made possible by the founding support of The JPB Foundation. Other major support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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