The High Line Network is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who are helping them come to life.
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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 impossible possible. 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
The High Line Network’s NYC Cohort is a group of 15 infrastructure reuse projects across the five boroughs of New York City. This group was formed to support and facilitate knowledge-sharing among a new generation of projects seeking to reuse urban areas — including industrial waterfronts, expressways, landfills and more – to create public space.
Thus far, the Network has created a capacity building program, bringing together NYC project leaders, community advocates and elected officials from across New York City. Acknowledging the different stages and support requirements for each of these projects, the Network is exploring how to innovate equitable public space and park practices in New York.
Asima Jansveld Vice President
Ana Traverso-Krejcarek Manager
Julie Heffernan Program Coordinator
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.