A Little Green Goes A Long Way

St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.

What was once known as the Gateway Mall was a strip of greenspace which was envisioned to run uninterrupted down the center of downtown, as the centerpiece of a grand double-boulevard that was part of the city's 1907 plan. Economic decline prevented the vision from being realized. Also like the High Line, Citygarden was decades in the making--and only made possible thanks to dedicated and visionary citizens who saw the 1.1-mile long plot of land as a place for potential urban intervention.

Full Story: St. Louis Gets Its High Line: Citygarden Sculpture Park



Just spent a month in St Louis

What's overwhelming downtown are the number of empty beautiful old office buildings. One near my hotel had a sign, "Condos Coming in 2005!" I took the light rail/subway and it's on the "honor system" but I had my ticket checked 3 times on one journey. Also, shocking as it my seem, little attention has been given to the walk from downtown to the Arch National Park. Peds have to cross a busy highway and the sidewalks don't have wheelchair ramps. Best places? Lafayette Square, the Soulard, and the Central West End. Also, the City Museum is amazing.


Brand new! Urban Grid City Collection

Each city has its own unique story. Commemorate where you came from or where you want to go.
Grids and Guide Red book cover

Grids & Guides

A notebook for visual thinkers. Available in red and black.

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.