The Providence (Rhode Island) Foundation and the Jewelry District Association have released the CITY WALK project report outlining goals, urban connections, programming, and strategies by landscape architecture professor Ron Henderson / L+A Landscape Architecture. The report is the result of over eight years of ongoing work which culminated in a nine month city- and state-wide process.
CITY WALK was also the site of a 2013 Penn State studio directed by Ray Gastil and Henderson. Work by landscape architecture student Mitchell Cashatt (MLA '14) is included and specifically acknowledged in the report, and all studio participants contributed to the investigation of the potential for CITY WALK to create greater access to community assets in Providence.
In the report's introduction, Dan Baudouin, Executive Director of the Providence Foundation and Phoebe Blake, Project Manager for the Jewelry District Association, draw attention to Henderson's contribution to this project:
"Finally, we thank L+A Landscape Architecture, particularly its Principal, Ron Henderson, for this comprehensive and stimulating study and for their persistent guidance, leadership and technical ability which have shepherded CITY WALK for years. During this time Ron Henderson has provided countless pro-bono hours including his time on this report. Without Ron Henderson, there would be no CITY WALK."
Henderson, FASLA, is founding principal of L+A Landscape Architecture, holds the Stuckeman Chair in Integrative Design, and is professor of landscape architecture and Asian studies at Penn State.
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