A white box labeled "Unlimited Urban Woods" stands in the plaza of a modern office building in Amsterdam. Step inside, and an endless vista of trees stretches out before you.
Jul 3, 2010 WebEcoist
A new linear park project near L.A.'s port seeks to ride the success of New York City's High Line park.
Jul 2, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
The first freeway in California is being renamed back to its original designation, the 'Arroyo Seco Parkway.' Known more recently as simply 'the 110,' it was considered a "marvel of engineering," when construction began in 1938.
Jun 27, 2010 Los Angeles Times
Martin Pedersen of Metropolis Magazine explains how a city ordinance termed the 'plaza bonus,' lead to the creation of more than five hundred "privately financed, privately owned, but public spaces."
Jun 26, 2010 Metropolis
The new Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York is opening bit by bit. <em>Places</em> talks with Matthew Urbanski, one of the principal designers behind the park about its design and impact.
Jun 22, 2010 Places
Cities are greatly in need of slimming down their roads, says architect Michael Bohn. A recent project in Long Beach, California shows how curb extensions and street furniture can have a huge impact on the economics of downtowns.
Jun 14, 2010 By
John King is encouraged by the nascent plans for a "fantastical" new landscape at the eastern end of the Bay Bridge. The Bay Area has a chance to create something as "lasting and bold" as the high line in New York or Chicago's millennium park.
Jun 13, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
A recent Planetizen interview on the relationship between park space and active living got me thinking about what spaces inspire physical activity and what spaces discourage it.
Jun 12, 2010 By
A Catholic charity in Kansas City got a lot of requests from the immigrants they were assisting from Africa and Asia for a place to plant vegetables. The resulting hybrid of community farm/microbusiness is flourishing.
Jun 12, 2010 Grist
Embassies are a critical diplomatic tool, but their original emphasis on representing a state has given way to defending the diplomats inside.
Jun 12, 2010 Sustainable Cities Collective