Monday, October 8, 2012

Meet Fast Forward Presenter >> Paul vanMeter

What is your Big Idea for Philadelphia? 
Making a Gardenpark in the City

VIADUCTgreene, a 501(c)(3) organization, advocates for the preservation of the elevated 9th Street Branch [“Reading Viaduct”] and City Branch of the former Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and seeks to re-establish this historic infrastructure as an asset to the City of Philadelphia and its communities by transforming its soaring and submersive landscape infrastructure into a three-mile linear gardenpark and recreation path through diverse neighborhoods, connections to Fairmount Park and major cultural destinations.

Paul vanMeter is a landscape gardener whose work ranges from intimate private to expansive public places.  His lifelong studies of urbanism, landscape design, ethics and management, railroad history and culture have collided in his co-founding of ViaductGreene. His presentation tonight is called 'ViaductGreene, making a gardenpark'


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