ON THEWATERFRONT: In Tampa, the award-winning, eight-acre Curtis HixonWaterfront Park, just blocks from the Tampa Convention Center, integrates the city’s Riverwalkwith the Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children’s Museum and downtown dining, nightlife, and shopping. The parkis just one of a series of waterfront green spaces for meeting attendees. Also within walking distance of the convention center: Lykes Gaslight Square Park,where a weekly downtown farmer’s market and monthly Food TruckRally are held.
verse it or to sit on it,” said PaulWagman, a spokesman for the Gateway Foundation, which funded the park’s development. “There was no reason to do anything except walk across it.” The garden, which was the 2011 winner of the Urban Land
continued on page 64 Citygarden, a 2.9-acre park that opened in downtown St.
Louis in 2009, is another example of how good design can increase human interaction in a public space. Previously, the area technically was green space, but it wasn’t well used. “It was simply a flat stretch of grass, without any invitation to tra-
Institute’sAmanda Burden Urban Open SpaceAward,nowholds 24 sculptures, walkways that offer both shade and places to sit, a video wall, a café with indoor and outdoor seating, and other features. “It’s unbelievable what Citygarden has done for down- town,”Wagman said. “You used to be able to come downtown continued on page 68