Hector in ASLA's THE DIRT


Jared Green writes in THE DIRT:

"Cities Are Rebuilding Connections to Nature: The old model in which cities were totally cut off from their waterfronts — either by highways or industrial facilities — seems to be ending in the developed world at least. Damon Rich, head of Hector Urban Design, walked us through one prime example of how communities are reconnecting to their waterfront in Newark, New Jersey, which transformed some of the edges of the Passaic River from 'toxic nastiness' into the site of the 20-acre, $35 million Newark Riverfront Park that uses a 'symbolic system' of bright orange to 'reflect this is an anti-racist space.' To accomplish something like this, Rich said you need to 'bring together the conservation, organizing, and design communities together and invite them to the same party.'"