January 29, 2016, 1pm PST
New research reveals more of the details of how trees provide therapeutic effects for humans.
January 22, 2016, 6am PST
Cars and cyclists have issues at intersections. A new type of intersection design from the Netherlands offers improved protection to cyclists. The solution is based on the four islands near each corner of the intersection.
January 16, 2016, 5am PST
Maybe not so much, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.
January 12, 2016, 2pm PST
Water has been an integral part of the designed landscape for centuries, but is it time to reevaluate its relevance?
January 11, 2016, 2pm PST
Next City surveys the most ambitious examples of park design from a year of ambitious projects.
January 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A plan in Singapore to transform the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway will create a linear park ten times longer than the High Line.
January 7, 2016, 5am PST
A victory lap for one of the organizations spearheading the MillionTreesNYC program, which after eight years of effort succeeded where many other cities have failed.
New York Restoration Project
January 3, 2016, 7am PST
The Wyvernwood Garden Apartments, a large-scale low-rise development opened in 1939, are at the center of a preservation debate. Lauren Walser gives us the case for keeping them.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
December 31, 2015, 6am PST
An unfamiliar title for a familiar collection of concepts, psychogeography examines the good and bad effects of environments on the thoughts and feelings of people.
December 22, 2015, 8am PST
Josh Stephens reports on the Pershing Square Renew Design Challenge, an effort to redo one of the "world's worst squares and plazas." The new Pershing Square may hearken back to the years before its misguided 1992 redesign.
December 21, 2015, 6am PST
After a decade of development, Paris' first EcoDistrict launched this year. Built in place of a disused train station, the district features offices, housing, and amenities built around clean and green principles.
December 18, 2015, 1pm PST
Perkins Eastman has created a splashy proposal for a linear, at-grade park running along a long stretch of one of New York's most famous avenues.
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
December 17, 2015, 6am PST
A local non-profit recently announced funding for the development of five public green spaces in the coming year. The projects represent incremental progress toward a larger, shared vision.
December 10, 2015, 8am PST
Parks aren't always justified in economic terms, but a new report finds $140 billion reasons why parks are a positive addition to local communities.
December 9, 2015, 1pm PST
How can cities in dry climates become self-sufficient in terms of water? California based Dry Lands Institute is creating a digital design tool called Hazel that aims to address just that.
December 2, 2015, 1pm PST
There's still a long way to go to get to the finish line on the conversion of a rail corridor into a bike trail that could connect important parts of the city, but Cincinnati is currently pulling lots of purse strings to make it happen.
Cincinnati Business Courier
November 19, 2015, 12pm PST
One of the country's most beautiful cities could get a dramatic new development project, calling on the design talents of Bjarke Ingels Group.
November 17, 2015, 8am PST
A unique landmark has been eradicated, at least temporarily. The Gum Wall located in Post Alley of the Seattle Pike Place Market, has been stripped of its sticky essence.
November 17, 2015, 6am PST
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
The Architect's Newspaper