Greenways for America
From Brooklyn's parks and parkways, across the Iowa prairie, to Big Sur's coastal highway, people are drawing green lines on local maps and building "greenways"—linear open spaces that preserve and restore the skein of nature in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Charles Little's Greenways for America describes this remarkable citizen-led effort to get Americans out of their cars and into the landscape via greenways. Such greenways provide paths or trails for recreation and "link" a region's traditional parks and open spaces. They preserve natural corridors for wildlife migration and protect scenic and historic routes from commercial development. In this first comprehensive account of the movement that is now gathering power in every region of the country, Little describes dozens of greenway projects that have imporved environmental quality, invigorated local economies, and preserved outdoor spaces for millions of citizen.s
About the Author
Charles E. Little is the author of a dozen books, including The Dying of the Trees and Recent Terrains: Terraforming the American West.
"Mr. Little is an enthusiastic journalist with both an eye and an ear for local history and politics... During the greenway reconnaissance, [he] found the tenacity and ingenuity that we want to believe continue to define the American character. And he provides many practical ideas for people who would follow suit."
"This hopeful book is an invitation to make dreams come true... Half of the book is case histories, portraits of existing greenways with engaging discussions of how they came to be... The rest of the book outlines the history of the greenway movement and describes different kinds of greenways."
"One will not find a better guidebook to the twists and turns of this new journey than Greenways for America."
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