National Parks: An Architectural Journey


Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Image © Wikimedia User Andreas F. Borchert under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Image © Wikimedia User Andreas F. Borchert under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license

The world is home to thousands and thousands of national parks – spaces allocated for conservation, hosting land usually left in its natural state for people to visit. The term “national park” itself differs in meaning around the world. In the United Kingdom, for example, the phrase simply describes a relatively undeveloped area that attracts tourists. In the United States, this terminology is a lot more rigid, describing 63 protected areas operated by the United States National Park service.

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