Landscape Architecture

May 27, 2015, 8am PDT
A construction project seeking construction bids will double the size of Hing Hay Park, located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.
Daily Journal of Commerce
May 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
SaportaReport
May 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
Trust for Public Land
May 17, 2015, 9am PDT
A series of public outreach events are being held in Pershing Square to determine how to make the park more engaging. Live music and fewer physical barriers to entry are among the ideas suggested.
LA Downtown News
May 17, 2015, 5am PDT
A radical approach to flood control in the Netherlands will expand the flood plain of the River Waal while also creating new neighborhoods where people can live and work.
Citiscope
May 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
A debate over a special property tax assessment to fund a James Corner-designed redo of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis raises questions about public benefit and value capture.
MinnPost
May 9, 2015, 5am PDT
Gehl Studio, the leading name in people-first design and one of the most influential forces in planning today, has philanthropic backing for a non-profit that will focus studies and work on the public sphere.
Next City
May 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
As the birthplace of the parklets movement, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area have lots of parklet eye candy to choose from.
SFGate
May 8, 2015, 9am PDT
According to a recent study, $130 million invested in the Three River Park has multiplied into $4.1 billion in development around the riverfront.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 2, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the country's most scrutinized and anticipated renovation projects, Philadelphia's LOVE Park, has been unveiling critical design decisions in recent weeks.
Plan Philly
Blog post
May 1, 2015, 10am PDT

A lot of people think exclusively of plants when they hear the term landscape. Without a common language to effectively describe it, the role landscape plays in the urban realm will remain undervalued.

Mark Hough
May 1, 2015, 5am PDT
Geoff Edgers details the challenge ahead for park advocates fighting to protect Chicago open space from two powerful forces: the White House and George Lucas.
The Washington Post
April 29, 2015, 8am PDT
A long time coming—the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now supports a comprehensive plan to transform the Trinity River in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
April 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Southwest Airlines and the project for Public Spaces continue their partnership on the Heart of the Community program, awarding placemaking grants to six cities around the country.
Project For Public Spaces
April 22, 2015, 6am PDT
In some cities, maintenance of sidewalks is not the responsibility of the city but of adjacent landowners. Philadelphia is finding what a hassle this arrangement can be. With countless blocks in disrepair, everyone is passing the buck.
Philadelphia Magazine
April 19, 2015, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is known for a few magnificent parks—but they are hard to reach and concentrated in affluent areas. The 50 Parks program, however, is delivering on its titular promise.
Next City
April 17, 2015, 10am PDT
Parks almost always sound like a good idea. But some are vacant while others are transformative. Here's a list of ten recently completed projects that fall solidly in the latter category.
USA Today
April 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
Construction is expected to begin in 2016 on a new 16-acre park in San Antonio designed to embody all of the public amenities that make the city unique.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 13, 2015, 5am PDT
'Placemaking,' the process by which cities and developers supposedly create appealing public spaces, is in a crisis, writes critic James Russell. Too many "made" places are generic and lack true relevance to the cities that build them.
James S. Russell
April 12, 2015, 9am PDT
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
ASLA The Dirt