The snake that swallowed an egg: A network of parks for Houston's wasted spaces
LaRocca, Jason Scott
Master of Architecture
In a privatized city, open land is wasted land. Houston suffers from a lack of public open space. What it does have is a glut of wasted space. I propose to restore Houston's blighted, abandoned, and underutilized sites to productive, public use as cultural parks. Bayous, railroads, pipelines, and electric lines string/stitch everything together. Brownfields and other abandoned industrial sites, along with parks, are points/mats along these lines. This is the network; the parks stitch and bulge, like a snake that swallowed an egg.
Landscape architecture; Urban planning; Regional planning