London approves planning for the first section of the Camden Highline

Nearly 14 years after New York opened its elevated park built on railroad tracks, London has announced its own version of landscaped-over infrastructure received planning permission. Last week approval was granted for the first section of the Camden Highline, the proposed walkway would occupy a 0.75-mile (1.2-kilometer) section of railroad track, formerly part of the North London Railway, to connect north London’s Camden Town neighborhood with bustling central London’s Kings Cross.

A community-led initiative at its core, the campaign and effort to bring the park space to this part of the city has been a long road. The effort began in 2017 as a

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