July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
Jul 25, 2014 WalletHub
Tom Jacobs details the findings of a study out of France that finds evidence of what researchers call "green altruism"—or people treating each other better after period of immersion in a natural environment.
Jul 23, 2014 Pacific Standard
A review of the healthiest cities in the United States establishes that urban parks play a vital role in the activity of a city. What conclusions can be drawn from each city?
Jul 20, 2014 UrbDeZine
New Yorkers for Parks released a study earlier this month finding that the Department of Parks and Recreation is one of the city's slowest when it comes to finishing projects on a reasonable timeframe.
Jun 26, 2014 New York Times
Tampa has hired Denver-based Civitas to lead the planning effort in the sorely-needed renovation of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Mayor Bob Buckhorn supports the plan to renovate the 23-acre waterfront park.
Jun 11, 2014 Tampa Bay CL
The conversion of San Francisco’s Presidio military base to parkland is reviewed by Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau.
Jun 10, 2014 UrbDeZine
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau makes a case for increasing the number of fields and facilities dedicated to a sport that is growing in popularity – soccer.
Jun 3, 2014 UrbDeZine
Katy Rechdahl describes a "dazzling" boom for New Orleans parks.
May 31, 2014 Next City
Architecture critic Inga Saffron describes a new master plan for Philadelphia's signature piece of open space as "important" and "welcome," but still finds that it falls short in addressing some of the park's critical needs.
May 14, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
Apr 27, 2014 UrbDeZine