From Chicago to Sydney to Seoul, cities are planning their own versions of the High Line. Each city has its own take on the concept and is adapting New York’s model to varying degrees of success.
Miami’s Metrorail transit system, the majority of which runs above ground, stretches 24 miles from south to north in the city. But the areas underneath the metro’s two lines, covered in dirt, grass, and asphalt, are unused by residents.
BeltLine officials announced that “final concrete” is now curing on what will be a three-mile stretch of trail through southwest Atlanta, linking Adair Park to Washington Park.
A team of architects hope to reactivate a former rail depot in Memphis by transforming the industrial ravine into a community space featuring an amphitheater.
A crowdfunding campaign raising money for an elevated park has been backed by the Mayor of London.
The Waller Creek Conservancy aims to complete its Central Austin parks projects on an accelerated timeline after Mayor Steve Adler proposed additional funding for several downtown improvements.
Mayor Mike Rawlings wants to create a local government corporation to take on the Trinity River Park project. The public-private partnership would be responsible for planning and building the 200-acre park.
12The proposed BQGreen would be a 3.5-acre park over a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The area is known for heavy air pollution—asthma rates on the Southside of Williamsburg are nearly double those of the rest of NYC. Advocates are stepping up pressure to make the project a reality.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced a $1.65 million grant program to create and expand community land trusts in New York City.
Judging by responses on social media, many people want what the city of Dayton wants: To see an unused rail line near downtown transformed into an elevated bike trail and public park.