Maria I. Nardi
Parks have long been recognized as major contributors to the physical and aesthetic quality of neighborhoods. Through a partnership with the Health Department and Communities Putting
Prevention to Work, a grant aimed at fighting obesity, a new broader view of parks in Miami-Dade County is (re)emerging. This new view goes well beyond the traditional value of parks as places of recreation and visual assets to focus on a park system as a planning tool to guide public and private development that includes the design of streets as linear parks and the coordinated development of civic spaces with parks. The session explores broad concepts to implementation.