Manhattan's pedestrian plaza's are associated with increasing vitality, reducing congestion, and now this new study shows, improving air quality be reducing concentrations of nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
Apr 16, 2011 Gothamist
Jan Gehl talks about the problematic history of architecture, landscape architecture and yes, planning, when it comes to building cities for people rather than celebrating form for its own sake.
Apr 15, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
<em>Grist</em> points to a new series of blog posts offering step-by-step instructions on how to get a crosswalk installed in your neighborhood.
Apr 15, 2011 Grist
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
Apr 14, 2011 Metropolis
Gordon Douglas, writing for <em>Good Magazine</em>, explains that there has been an increase in the "unauthorized, creative alteration of public spaces for the common good" by enterprising citizens.
Apr 13, 2011 GOOD Magazine
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> explores public spaces and their role in political change, and how over hundreds of years, riots have defined New York's Tompkins Square Park -- despite efforts to design unrest out.
Apr 9, 2011 99% Invisible
Elms, oaks and poplars- trees are an important part of our landscape, but their anonymity means that preservation can be challenging.
Apr 8, 2011 The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Volunteers in Detroit recently performed a community cleanup in an unlikely location: the old Tiger Stadium.
Apr 6, 2011 The Detroit Free Press
New outdoor, publicly accessible ping pong tables are taking hold in New York City, adding an extra element of health and activity to some of the city's public parks.
Apr 5, 2011 The New York Times
This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> looks into the controversy surrounding the removal of trees in the city, and what would have to be done to begin encouraging more tree plantings in the city.
Apr 5, 2011 The Vancouver Sun