In this video, a seemingly spontaneous celebration of Hanukkah erupts in a normally sedate Jerusalem public space as masses of people demonstrate their dancing skills to the initial bewilderment, then delight of onlookers.
Dec 21, 2009 YouTube
Bilbao is known for the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum. But there's a living city behind that iconic architecture, and local officials are trying to prove it with a new public park.
Dec 7, 2009 Inhabitat
The new Citygarden park in downtown St. Louis is seen by some locals as a sign of hope for the future of the city.
Dec 6, 2009 Metropolis
New legislation looks to boost the federal government's investment in urban parks for the first time in eight years.
Dec 5, 2009 Gotham Gazette
The Orange Country Great Park has received the official go-ahead, with a dedication of $65 million for the first phase of construction.
Nov 29, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper
Boston's Big Dig was supposed to result in a series of glorious, connected public spaces. Two years after the project's completion, the state is finally making the connections a reality.
Nov 24, 2009 The Boston Globe
Queens and Brooklyn homeowners may soon be prohibited from converting front yards into parking pads if a set of regulations is approved. The loss of street parking from new curb cuts was cited as a reason, along with aesthetics.
Nov 23, 2009 New York Times-N.Y./Region (blog)
Landscape architecture is in the spotlight, as planners and officials place increasing amounts of energy and emphasis on the creation of shared public spaces.
Nov 22, 2009 The Age
St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.
Nov 19, 2009 Fast Company
This past Saturday, I had the honour of joining a group of invited urbanists and sustainability experts, in a special dialogue put on by The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, and Vancouver's Simon Fraser University. Among other things, the event was to launch a new partnership between these two innovative organizations around research and curriculum for sustainable urbanism. Opinion
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