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Gerdo Aquino, President | SWA ‘ Landscape infrastructure’ From Eye Sore to “A Must See”: Creating Urban Parks from Thin Ai...
Entangled
Adaptive
GRIFFITH PARK OBSERVATORY Only 14% of Angelenos live within  ¼ mile of accessible open space  14%
Los Angeles River today
landscape infrastructure  a methodology that expands the typical parameters of a  designed landscape to a multi-functional...
 
 
Hollenbeck Park, Los Angeles
Parc Nus de la Trinitat, Spain
Cheonggyecheon- Seoul, Korea
South-to-North Water Transfer Project - P.R. China
milton street park los angeles Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Baldwin Hills Regional Conservancy Authorit...
7 miles
 
 
 
Project location
40ac sub-watershed 1.2ac linear park
 
 
Katy Trail Dallas Friends of the Katy Trail City of Dallas SWA landscape architecture and urban design The Office of Chris...
 
300,000  Residents within a  mile of the trail 30 acres 3.5 miles
15 community access points and growing
Infill development at intersections and along the edges has increased
Separate bicycle and pedestrian paths provide safe and enjoyable experiences
The Katy Trail attracts more than 15,000 walkers, cyclists, skaters and runners weekly.  That’s 720,000 users a year. 720,...
The trail integrates new plazas and small pocket parks
<ul><li>Katy Trail Survey Results (9/2011)- The Users* </li></ul><ul><li>38% use the trail after work. </li></ul><ul><li>8...
Key Areas of the Annual maintenance and operations budget for the 3.5 mile Katy Trail $112,000 – landscape and maintenance...
Annual events like the Katy 5K Run, hosted by Friends of the Katy Trail, raises money to help pay for the maintenance and ...
buffalo bayou promenade Houston Buffalo Bayou Partnership City of Houston SWA landscape architecture / community outreach ...
Downtown Houston, the Buffalo Bayou and freeway infrastructure
 
During flood  
 
 
 
 
Buffalo Bayou Promenade
 
 
 
 
 
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From Eye Sore to A Must See: Creating Urban Parks from Thin Air and Adding Real Estate Value (Gerdo Aquino) - ULI fall meeting - 102811

  1. 1. Gerdo Aquino, President | SWA ‘ Landscape infrastructure’ From Eye Sore to “A Must See”: Creating Urban Parks from Thin Air and Adding Real Estate Value
  2. 2. Entangled
  3. 3. Adaptive
  4. 4. GRIFFITH PARK OBSERVATORY Only 14% of Angelenos live within ¼ mile of accessible open space 14%
  5. 5. Los Angeles River today
  6. 6. landscape infrastructure a methodology that expands the typical parameters of a designed landscape to a multi-functional, high performance system, including those systems originally ascribed to traditional infrastructure
  7. 9. Hollenbeck Park, Los Angeles
  8. 10. Parc Nus de la Trinitat, Spain
  9. 11. Cheonggyecheon- Seoul, Korea
  10. 12. South-to-North Water Transfer Project - P.R. China
  11. 13. milton street park los angeles Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Baldwin Hills Regional Conservancy Authority State Coastal Conservancy City of Los Angeles SWA Landscape Architecture and Urban Design PSOMAS Engineering
  12. 14. 7 miles
  13. 18. Project location
  14. 19. 40ac sub-watershed 1.2ac linear park
  15. 22. Katy Trail Dallas Friends of the Katy Trail City of Dallas SWA landscape architecture and urban design The Office of Chris Miller Oracle Engineering Hossley Lighting James Richards, artist
  16. 24. 300,000 Residents within a mile of the trail 30 acres 3.5 miles
  17. 25. 15 community access points and growing
  18. 26. Infill development at intersections and along the edges has increased
  19. 27. Separate bicycle and pedestrian paths provide safe and enjoyable experiences
  20. 28. The Katy Trail attracts more than 15,000 walkers, cyclists, skaters and runners weekly. That’s 720,000 users a year. 720,000
  21. 29. The trail integrates new plazas and small pocket parks
  22. 30. <ul><li>Katy Trail Survey Results (9/2011)- The Users* </li></ul><ul><li>38% use the trail after work. </li></ul><ul><li>83% of users felt very safe or somewhat safe due to the number of people using the trail and the proximity of homes and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>50% of responders would financially support the continued expansion of the trail into other neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>*source: Friends of the Katy Trail </li></ul>
  23. 31. Key Areas of the Annual maintenance and operations budget for the 3.5 mile Katy Trail $112,000 – landscape and maintenance of the trail $25,000- Security $20,000- Electricity $3,000- irrigation and drinking water $2,400- Dog waste bags ______________________________________ $162,400* *$400,000 total annual operations budget paid by The Friends of the Katy Trail (source: Friends of the Katy Trail)
  24. 32. Annual events like the Katy 5K Run, hosted by Friends of the Katy Trail, raises money to help pay for the maintenance and operations of the trail. This year’s event raised over $140,000 (roughly 35% of the annual budget).
  25. 33. buffalo bayou promenade Houston Buffalo Bayou Partnership City of Houston SWA landscape architecture / community outreach United Engineers L’Obervatoire Intl lighting design Fugro South, geotechnical Ken Tan, structural
  26. 34. Downtown Houston, the Buffalo Bayou and freeway infrastructure
  27. 36. During flood 
  28. 41. Buffalo Bayou Promenade
  29. 47. Gerdo Aquino, President | SWA ‘ Landscape infrastructure’ From Eye Sore to “A Must See”: Creating Urban Parks from Thin Air and Adding Real Estate Value

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