From the Richmond Parkway to the Staten Island Greenbelt

  title={From the Richmond Parkway to the Staten Island Greenbelt},
  author={Patrick J. Nugent},
  journal={Journal of Planning History},
  pages={139 - 161}
  • P. Nugent
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • History
  • Journal of Planning History
In the mid-1960s, the Staten Island Citizens Planning Committee (SICPC) thwarted plans for the Richmond Parkway, seeking instead to weave dense, affordable housing options within a network of linear preserves they donned “the Greenbelt.” By the mid-1970s, however, the SICPC decoupled their environmental concerns from dense housing schemes, turning instead toward ecological zoning strategies. The SICPC’s changing vision reveals the policies and park spaces that emerged when environmentalists ran… 
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