Red Mountain / Green Ribbon

Red Mountain Park/Green Ribbon Master Plan

Source: American Society of Landscape Architects – Analysis and Planning

Every year, the ASLA grants honors and awards for various Landscape architectural and Land Planning categories.

In 2012 the Red Mountain Park Master Plan in Birmingham, AL, received an honor award and was described as follows:

“Red Mountain Park is the largest urban park in the country reclaimed from a landscape devastated by a century of mining. Located along a ridgeline on the edge of the city, the 1200-acre park will connect the new and old Birmingham — revitalizing the long-disadvantaged northern community left in the wake of mining. Referred to in the press as the Great Divide, the mountain is a vestigial symbol of the city’s formerly divisive historic racial and economic conditions. The park will bridge the two communities, linking the older historically African American communities to newly developing communities on the other side of the mountain.”

—2012 Professional Awards Jury

Click on this link to read the full project description of the project on the ASLA website.

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