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Adding Some Green To The Downtown Landscape
Adding Some Green To The Downtown Landscape

AIR DATE: October 8, 2012

There's been a lot of work put in to the redevelopment of Las Vegas' downtown. But, what about green space or parks? There are people trying to find a way to include more of those spaces in the downtown area. Is there enough interest? How do we go about doing it? What would it do for the city?
Amy Finchem, Director and Founder of COLAB Las Vegas
Ari Gelardin, designer for REBAR, and art and design studio in San Francisco
Carrie Becker, Licensed Landscape Architect and is on the Council Of Architects Review Board and Park planner for Henderson
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    Wonderful conversation! There is a lot of open space downtown, but as mentioned, it is undeveloped private land. Could alley ways be an oportunity of 'public land' that could be treated as "green belts" while continueing to serve for vehicular circulation? Other cities have successfully reinvented their ally ways into interesting public circulation.
    Ana BarraganOct 5, 2012 08:18:12 AM
    Hair braiding, yoga, parklets, greenspace.... testing these activities now, not just waiting for the future .....creating a sense of pride and ownership over city spaces...inspiring positive energy by engaging the public in the conversation early on, so when the park is in place, the public has a sense of ownership...children can play in a parklet space - an educational experience for all! I am looking forward to taking my grandchild to the city to experience these delightful urban amenities!
    SallyOct 4, 2012 19:25:22 PM
    I love the idea of "Downtown Backyard". I live in area underserved by parks for the community. BLM and McCarren Airport own much of the undeveloped land so maybe contributes to lack of parks. Youth need a place to shoot hoops, neighbors a place to walk or jog with continuous sidewalks and lighting, and a gathering place for picnic or a tennis match. How do we get our area in the radar for a permanent green space in our neighborhood (W of Rainbow, E of Durango and in between 215 and W. Russell Road)
    LindaOct 4, 2012 10:23:52 AM
    Biking is a big part of the downtown green movement!
    Graham KOct 4, 2012 10:19:41 AM
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