Do parks succeed in making people more active? What works and what doesn't when designing and maintaining a park? A recent study by Active Living Research pulls together all the available research. Tim Halbur talks with the man behind the study, Andrew J. Mowen. Exclusive
May 27, 2010 By
Green roofs are growing on the tops of schools in New York City, where small farms are being integrated into the curriculum.
May 20, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
Nearly five years and $200 million in, contruction has barely begun on the Great Park of Orange County, planned to be as ambitious as New York's Central Park.
May 19, 2010 The Orange County Register
The group that maintains Philadelphia's famed Rittenhouse Square has put a lot of maintenance work into making it a lovely space, but is faced with mounting expenses and needs new ways to pay for them.
May 12, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer
In this interview with the City Repair Project co-founder Mark Lakeman, Yes! Magazine writer Brooke Jarvis learns how residents can fix their neighborhoods by creating public space where it never existed before. [Includes photo essay].
May 12, 2010 Yes! Magazine
The city of Vancouver is looking to expand its bike network with the proposal of a $25 million investment in bicycle infrastructure over the next two years.
May 6, 2010 The Vancouver Sun
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking to inject some life back into the area surrounding the relatively empty park atop the city's infamous Big Dig.
May 6, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
Kathryn Gustafson of the firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol says that urban parks are an antidote to sprawl because they give city dwellers the room to breathe that often drives them to the suburbs.
May 5, 2010 ASLA's The Dirt blog
<em>GOOD</em> points us to a new project that harnesses the power of citizens to create a census of trees in San Francisco.
May 2, 2010 Good
Kids make up a big part of city populations. But often the built environment doesn't reflect a world planned with children in mind. This post from <em>Polis</em> looks at an effort to put children's needs back in the minds of planners.
Apr 29, 2010 POLIS