February 14, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Dallas recently approved a new Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan and the city's first Recreation Master Plan. The comp plan updated the previous Renaissance Plan.
January 11, 2016, 2pm PST
Next City surveys the most ambitious examples of park design from a year of ambitious projects.
December 18, 2015, 1pm PST
Perkins Eastman has created a splashy proposal for a linear, at-grade park running along a long stretch of one of New York's most famous avenues.
December 17, 2015, 6am PST
A local non-profit recently announced funding for the development of five public green spaces in the coming year. The projects represent incremental progress toward a larger, shared vision.
December 10, 2015, 8am PST
Parks aren't always justified in economic terms, but a new report finds $140 billion reasons why parks are a positive addition to local communities.
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A once-neglected park is at the center of efforts to breathe new life into Germantown's business district.
November 14, 2015, 11am PST
A pointed editorial decries the over-regulation that has followed the renaissance of public spaces in Los Angeles.
November 13, 2015, 6am PST
While standardized metrics for determining the number of and place for city parks cannot replace more fine grain analysis, they can be useful tools. Park planner Clement Lau writes about five park-need metrics, including a couple of the newest.
November 8, 2015, 7am PST
A city has always been understood and defined as a pattern of human settlement. This op-ed suggests that a city needs to be a product of its environment, rather than the environment simply being a product of it.
November 4, 2015, 9am PST
A 1.5-acre park in Cleveland should be ready in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The small park is just the first step, however, toward a much grander vision for a corner of Cleveland with deep connections to the city's past.
October 18, 2015, 9am PDT
While we often talk about the places that are park poor, Builder Online has done the data crunching to find out which cities are park rich.
October 13, 2015, 5am PDT
$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
October 9, 2015, 7am PDT
Oklahoma City has earned a big recognition. Myriad Botanical Gardens executive director Maureen Heffernan says know her team knows what it feels like to win a World Series.
September 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.
September 18, 2015, 6am PDT
After transforming opinions about public space with the High Line in New York, James Corner Field Operations will shift focus below the tracks—the Underline park under the MetroRail line in Miami.
September 10, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the country's most passionate supporters of parks writes a review of a book that explores the characteristics and qualities of great parks.
September 8, 2015, 11am PDT
Plans to transform 60,000 square feet of dormant space under New York's Delancey Street into a park could be ready to reemerge into the public discussion.
August 19, 2015, 6am PDT
Recent studies show that urban parks are healthy in surprising ways in addition to physical and emotional health, writes Jeff Caldwell of Litchfield Landscape Elements.
July 31, 2015, 7am PDT
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
American Planning Association
June 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Call it tactical urbanism, call it reactivating spaces, call it good old fashioned fun—games like ping pong, foosball, and bean bag toss are central to plans to make Westlake park more hospitable.