Landscape Park Duisburg Nord, Emscher Park
The Emscher Landscape Park (ELP) is a network of local parks in the northern Ruhrgebiet in Germany, being created over an area of around 450 km2 and involving a number of post-industrial cities to create a coherent park system and a new cultural urban landscape. Specifically, 20 cities and two districts collaborate. The ELP 2010 master plan documented the state of development of the park and identified perspectives and central potential for future park development as well as a framework for action for concrete project development on site. The key vision for the Park is to redevelop and restore the area, having the Emscher Landscape Park act as a green corridor between the settlements of the Rho Valley along the Emscher river. Abandoned industrial sites along the Emscher river act as unique green spaces.