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When is too many High Lines too much?

When is too many High Lines too much?

Utopia's Rhonda would love the idea of turning Melbourne's Chandler Hwy bridge into a "High Line", but its key role for cyclists and pedestrians should be paramount

Should we deck over motorways to provide more urban parkland?

Should we deck over motorways to provide more urban parkland?

Decking over motorways to provide more parkland might sound like a wonderful thing but it would be extraordinarily expensive and very hard to justify in our low density cities

What can other cities learn from New York’s High Line?

What can other cities learn from New York’s High Line?

The High Line is a great example of how to re-use abandoned infrastructure. But cities seeking to emulate its success should consider that "re-purposing" is not always the right decision

Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line?

Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line?

New York's elevated linear park, the High Line, shows how "non-economic" infrastructure can transform an area. But the idea is unlikely to drive change to the same degree elsewhere.

Sydney, what’re you thinking?!

Sydney, what’re you thinking?!

Many Sydneysiders have taken enthusiastically to architect David Vago’s idea, inspired by Manhattan’s High Line, of turning the Sydney Monorail track into an elevated walking and cycling path. When the Sydney Morning Herald posed the question in its on-line survey, “should the Monorail be replaced with a High Line similar to New York’s?”, 81% of the […]

Take a walk along Manhattan’s High Line

Take a walk along Manhattan’s High Line

I’m in awe of Google Maps. To my unalloyed delight, Google’s camera operators have gotten out of their Prius and taken a stroll along Manhattan’s High Line, cameras an’ all. Now everyone with access to a computer can experience (virtually) this great urban wonder (click the image above to take a walk in Street View). […]