NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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This article details the design and construction of the Pier 1 salt marsh in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City. The construction of this humble wetland signals a shift in urban park-making, as it compelsvisitors to venture and engage with the water's edge, instead of viewing it from afar, separated from the waterfront by constructed barriers. This softening of the waters' edge represents an appreciation for the value of urban nature, and makes real the notion that urban parks can be more than an escape from the city—they can be a place to enjoy nature within the city.

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