July 18, 2016, 7am PDT
In a move to address changing preferences, some Minneapolis' parks are slowly eliminating baseball diamonds and tennis courts in favor of adaptable fields and multi-purpose courts.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
March 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Los Angeles County's Community Parks and Recreation Plans (CPRPs) are an evolved methodology to process a broad range of data to better site and design community parks. CPRPs are explained by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau
July 25, 2014, 7am PDT
July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
July 11, 2014, 11am PDT
Tubers and tourists had their right to litter protected by a district judge in Texas. What they got as a result was…a lot more litter.
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
July 3, 2014, 2pm PDT
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its preference for a $1.08 billion plan to restore habitat in the Los Angeles River, many credited Lewis MacAdams's fight to change the city's relationship with its waterway over nearly three decades.
The Planning Report
June 10, 2014, 10am PDT
The conversion of San Francisco’s Presidio military base to parkland is reviewed by Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau.
June 21, 2012, 9am PDT
Concerned about becoming a "western Detroit," the city of Reno, built around the gambling industry, seeks to shake off that trademark with new investments in other industries and amenities.
The Atlantic Cities
October 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C. residents are getting creative with their green roofs, writes Sarah Meehan, from keeping bees on them to hosting league bocce games. Even those without roof access might get lucky and have a view of one that's artfully designed.
The Miami Herald
October 15, 2010, 2pm PDT
A ruling this week by the California Coastal Commission will allow a dozen new picnic areas and up to five new trailheads, in addition to camping areas for 280 people and new access to the Coastal Slope Trail. The camping will be the first in Malibu.
The Planning Report
February 16, 2010, 7am PST
National City, CA has only 2 acres of public parks per 1000 residents, as opposed to the national average of 10 acres. A new plan proposes to transform a 44-acre golf course into an innovative new central park.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 13, 2010, 11am PST
<em>Travel + Leisure</em> has released its list of America's "fittest" cities.
Travel + Leisure
January 9, 2009, 1pm PST
Winnipeg and Ottawa are facing off over which city has the world's longest -- and best -- ice trail.
The Globe and Mail
March 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
Downtown Idea Exchange