The transformation of Fresh Kills from the largest landfill in the world to one of the city’s biggest and brightest park systems can serve as a model for other municipalities during the postclosure landfill planning process. Creative reuses of landfills can be critical in the quest to add ecological functions and amenities to urban regions. When determining the redesign for a landfill, cities could benefit from a similar master planning process informed by community input. With public tours, research and art projects, Freshkills is an example of how multifaceted the reclamation can be.
Eloise Hirsh, Freshkills park administrator for NYC Parks quote in recent Waste Today article by Adam Redling. Read the full article here.
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