Landscape Architecture

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.
Next City
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.
King 5 News
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
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A once-neglected park is at the center of efforts to breathe new life into Germantown's business district.
November 14, 2015, 11am PST
A pointed editorial decries the over-regulation that has followed the renaissance of public spaces in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2015, 12pm PST
The Viaduct Rail Park could one day become a version of the High Line in Philadelphia's Center City.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a field that seems divided between aesthetes and the activists, landscape architects may be closest to reconciling the two trends.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 5, 2015, 5am PST
How well do public spaces reflect the changing conceptions of "public good" in contemporary political discourse? The UPenn design community starts a challenging conversation.
November 4, 2015, 9am PST
A 1.5-acre park in Cleveland should be ready in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The small park is just the first step, however, toward a much grander vision for a corner of Cleveland with deep connections to the city's past.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
November 3, 2015, 7am PST
As a symbol of a changing economy and a changing city, the rails-to-trails conversion of the Manayunk Bridge in Philadelphia bears close scrutiny.
Plan Philly
October 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Are there too many urban parks and plazas? If not, why do some fail? In this collaborative article, several urban planning gurus from different cities respond to these questions. They provide both shared and unique perspectives.
October 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.
Streetsblog USA
October 13, 2015, 5am PDT
$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
Inhabitat NYC
October 9, 2015, 7am PDT
Oklahoma City has earned a big recognition. Myriad Botanical Gardens executive director Maureen Heffernan says know her team knows what it feels like to win a World Series.
Blog post
October 5, 2015, 7am PDT
The Bloomingdale Trail, the star attraction of the 606 in Chicago, has been compared to NYC's High Line. But with its restrained design and focus on high-use activity, it is nothing like it, and, in certain ways, it's even better.
Mark Hough
October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
Next City
September 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.