The 1970’s and early 1980s were a period of experimentation in the fields of conservation, historic preservation and planning. Looking back, what is perhaps most exciting is the rapprochement (integration may be too strong a word) that occurred across these knowledge areas at the local, state and federal levels.
The mixing and sharing of ideas among practitioners in these different fields, in conjunction with the input, organizing and passion of local communities, resulted in the initiation of a large number of landscape-scale projects.
These proceedings from the 1983 Greenline and Urbanline Parks Conference (link is to a PDF-copy of the document housed in the New York State Library digital collections) capture and report back on wide variety of programs, including the New York Urban Cultural Parks, the New Jersey Pinelands and Lowell National Historical Park – all efforts that would be pivotal in influencing the designation of National Heritage Areas beginning in 1984.
Citation: Proceedings [of] Greenline and Urbanline Parks Conference : held at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York, Albany, New York on May 20, 1983. Publisher: Department of Environmental Conservation, Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, State of New York.