With high scores in five broad categories, Melbourne, Australia received the highest spot in livability rankings from The Economist's research unit.
Sep 2, 2011 TheCityFix.com
This infographic explains the new green techniques that will revise the way Philadelphia catches and processes stormwater.
Aug 31, 2011 OnEarth Magazine
Community organizers in Philadelphia are leading an effort to convert a disused elevated railway into a park.
Aug 30, 2011 The Philadelphia Daily News
A new public space is coming to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, and the city plans to crowdsource its name.
Aug 24, 2011 University City District
The BMW Guggenheim Lab has released an online urban planning game called "Urbanology," which asks a serious of questions to determine the type of city you think is the future.
Aug 22, 2011 TheCityFix.com
Laura Vanderkam tells of a not-too-distant past where New York's parks and public places were in disarray, and it took public-private partnerships to bring them back to their former glory (and maybe better).
Aug 22, 2011 City Journal
A recent art project in Peru utilizes a robotic vehicle to trace a scale outline of a city into the empty desert, raising questions about urbanization in deserts and the formation of cities.
Aug 20, 2011 We Make Money Not Art
Leading up to the 2012 Olympics, a group in London is taking advantage of stalled building projects to create 2,012 public gardens in the city before the sporting event.
Aug 20, 2011 Inhabitat
John King of The San Francisco Chronicle examines the installation of mobile planters around the Yerba Buena District in San Francisco; part of a 10-year revitalization initiative to bring new meaning and boundaries surrounding public space.
Aug 19, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
A new guidebook has been released that's aimed at helping planners and city officials to know which types of green infrastructure are worth investment.
Aug 18, 2011 Landscape Architecture Foundation