Parks

The latest installment of the GOOD Cities Project has produced an infographic that provides a look at the "ever-vital urban park" by comparing the park efforts of cities around the country.
2 days ago   GOOD Magazine
Following trends seen in Europe and China, a public park in New York City has installed a ping pong table.
Mar 25, 2011   DNAInfo
The City of San Francisco is expanding its program of "parklets" -- small public patio-like spaces built on parking spots.
Mar 25, 2011   The San Francisco Examiner
A lawmaker in New York has introduced a plan to ban cars from Central Park and Prospect Park.
Mar 24, 2011   The New York Post
Are parks landscapes or infrastructures -- or can they be both? This question is broached in this wide-reaching interview on the role of parks in cities with landscape architect Gerdo Aquino.
Mar 18, 2011   Archinect
America's first public parks were cemeteries. But over time, they've moved from the center of town to the edges. A new book looks at the history of these places of the dead.
Mar 18, 2011   The Atlantic
As the parks system grows in Seattle, it is becoming more difficult to afford to maintain. One local official calls the system "unsustainable".
Mar 8, 2011   The Seattle Times
An art gallery in New York City currently has an installation called Park Here, which is an indoor parkspace made up of fake grass, trees and sunlight.
Jan 17, 2011   The New York Times
Cities across the developing world are dealing more with rising obesity rates as urbanization occurs, reports TheCityFix's Jonna McKone.
Jan 13, 2011   TheCityFix
New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks with <em>Next American City</em> about the city's increased emphasis on creating active public spaces and how his department is handling budget cuts.
Dec 29, 2010   Next American City
The next section of New York City's elevated linear park known as the High Line is expected to open next spring. <em>The New York Times</em> offers a preview.
Dec 21, 2010   The New York Times