Meredith Whitten, cluster member and PhD candidate in Regional and Urban Planning, was recently interviewed in Horticulture Week in conjunction with her recent presentation at the Association for Public Service Excellence parks and green spaces seminar at London’s City Hall in September.
“The Victorians idolised the countryside,” she said, adding that this image persists. “There’s nothing about making green space part of the urban fabric. It’s quite the opposite, the intent is to make green space not part of the city. It’s not part of the urban infrastructure and the urban structure. We idolise the time when this countryside in the city was created and green spaces valued as heritage assets because of their link to cultural identity.”
Read the entire interview here.