Exotic street performers in the plaza have caused Mayor Bill de Blasio to reconsider his initial opposition to street plazas. Unlike his police commissioner and the governor, de Blasio has yet to make a decision on the removal of Times Square plaza.
Aug 21, 2015 The New York Times N.Y. / Region
Brown lawns may be less aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lawns, but are they safer?
Aug 16, 2015 Sacramento Bee
Details are scarce—but reports are that Frank Gehry has been working behind the scenes to create a new vision for the Los Angeles River.
Aug 9, 2015 Los Angeles Times
Eventually, Bertha will push through and create an alternative route for what is now Highway 99. Eventually, also, Seattle will decide on a plan to build a park where the viaduct now runs.
Aug 6, 2015 KOMO News
Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate. Exclusive
Aug 4, 2015 By
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
Jul 31, 2015 American Planning Association
Pittsburgh's Riverlife recently hired Vivien Li from the Boston Harbor Association. Li's career trajectory helpfully informs the kinds of decisions that drive good waterfront planning.
Jul 29, 2015 Pittsburg Post-Gazette
A proposal to transform the Pierce Elevated in Houston into a linear park joins the slag heap of Houston's history of never-built projects.
Jul 28, 2015 Houston Chronicle
Chicago has always seemed to me to be one of those great cities that everyone would want to live in if only the winters there weren't quite so brutal—like Boston, or maybe Minneapolis. I have been there in all four seasons and, it seems fair to say, summer is the best time to go. Blog Post
Jul 28, 2015 By
A new study offers evidence that walking in a natural setting is more beneficial to mental health than walking in an urban setting.
Jul 24, 2015 New York Times