Community gardens are popping up all over Detroit. This post from <em>Model D</em> takes a tour through three of them, and explores how they balance art and nature.
Aug 11, 2011 Model D
Houston is leading the way in creating new public spaces. This article from The Project for Public Spaces looks at a few of the city's efforts.
Aug 10, 2011 Project For Public Spaces
Cities across the country are breathing new life into abandoned and disused inner city rail lines.
Aug 9, 2011 The New York Times
With no "rusting relic" like The High Line's trestle to hang the design on, will James Corner Field Operations create a memorable public park for Santa Monica's coastline?
Aug 9, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
"Vacancy begets vacancy." With more than 1,000 vacant lots adding to the city's running total of 20,000 each year, Cleveland is on an Ultra-Ex mission to prepare these sites for tomorrow's housing renaissance.
Aug 5, 2011 The New York Times
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
Aug 4, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Designing the U.S. embassy abroad is any architect's dream. But a crash between safety imperatives and beautiful design often results in "a dull series of near-identical, boxy bunkers," says The Economist.
Aug 2, 2011 The Economist
After years of denial, the Chinese government has admitted that its massive Three Gorges Dam project is destabilizing the land around the reservoir.
Aug 1, 2011 The Christian Science Monitor
The moribund state of the Los Angeles River reflects the zeitgeist of the city that it runs through, says The Economist. A mile wide but an inch deep, revitalization proposals are too conceptual at best and too feeble at worst.
Aug 1, 2011 The Economist
The creation of a park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is credited with helping the city lure new development and stay economically healthy during the recession.
Jul 31, 2011 NPR