It’s Definitely Time to Rethink the Parking Lot (The Dirt, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), May 24, 2012)
Also discussed here: ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking (184 pages, Eran Ben-Joseph, Amazon Hardcover, Feb 17, 2012]
Parking lots have existed since the days of the Roman empire but have multiplied in the last century with the rapid growth of cars that accompanied urban sprawl. We review a summary of a recent book by Eran Ben-Joseh who examines the history of parking lots and the way that they have evolved, pointing out the large environmental impact they have on urban landscapes as well as the possibilities for creative uses of them.
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