As a lasting result of the ‘Shelter-In-Place’ orders, our greenspaces may possess increasingly vital roles in our daily lives. As outdoor spaces continue to fill expanded roles, they also may adapt and change.
Several of GFF’s Landscape practice leaders have spent the past months discussing how developers and designers may respond to the risk concerns of a post COVID-19 world, as well as delving into the positive opportunities that may result. Being mindful of potential cost and spatial implications, these ideas outline and suggest realistic measures which may be taken to, logically but resourcefully, re-shape green space.
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