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Members of the Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) were recently surveyed about their favorite spaces. Responses were varied and had many insightful comments and suggestions, which will be shared and discussed with everyone here over the next few months.

This week we will focus on technically innovative projects. 

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We received a lot of unique ideas and suggestions. The following were the only ones mentioned more than once:

• Central Park, New York City
• The High Line, New York City
• Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Gateway Arch, St. Louis
• Millennium Park, Chicago
• National 9/11 Memorial, New York City
• Teardrop Park, New York City

Sometimes the least mentioned places are the ones that should be most shared, so we can learn about new places and innovations in the field. Here are a few of the many projects mentioned:

• Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
• Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh
• Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco
• Dilworh Plaza, Philadelphia
• Ford Rouge Center Landscape, Dearborn, Michigan
• Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas
• Freshkills Park, Staten Island, New York
• Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha, Nebraska
• Green Roofs: Chicago City Hall; ASLA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
• Hidcote Manor Gardens, Cotswolds, England
• LaFayette Park, Detroit
• Main Street Garden, Dallas
• Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois
• Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
• Tanner Springs Park, Portland, Oregon
• The Yards Park, Washington, D.C.

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