Parks

January 13, 2010, 11am PST
<em>Travel + Leisure</em> has released its list of America's "fittest" cities.
Travel + Leisure
January 13, 2010, 10am PST
Anthony Flint, recent author of a book about Jane Jacobs, talks to ASLA's The Dirt blog about her influence on urban design and landscape architecture.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
January 13, 2010, 6am PST
Planners in Los Angeles are considering a plan to remove two lanes of a strip of downtown street to create parkspace for the formerly light-industrial area's growing populations.
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2010, 2pm PST
A group of Southern California nudists is criticizing parks officials who buried a dead sea lion near their controversial stomping grounds -- a stinky development in the long battle between nudists and officials over the contested beach.
The Orange County Register
January 2, 2010, 7am PST
Parks officials in San Francisco look to mimic New York City's approach to funding parks through public-private partnerships.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 13, 2009, 5am PST
Parks and trails can be used to create low carbon cities.
City Parks Blog
December 12, 2009, 9am PST
Parks officials in Austin, Texas are considering a plan that would allow cell phone companies to lease space within the city's parks where they could build cellular communication towers.
Austin American-Statesman
December 7, 2009, 1pm PST
Bilbao is known for the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum. But there's a living city behind that iconic architecture, and local officials are trying to prove it with a new public park.
Inhabitat
December 6, 2009, 7am PST
The new Citygarden park in downtown St. Louis is seen by some locals as a sign of hope for the future of the city.
Metropolis
December 5, 2009, 9am PST
New legislation looks to boost the federal government's investment in urban parks for the first time in eight years.
Gotham Gazette
November 29, 2009, 11am PST
The Orange Country Great Park has received the official go-ahead, with a dedication of $65 million for the first phase of construction.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 21, 2009, 5am PST
A new multiuse park in Dallas, the first of four of its kind, is giving the downtown community a reason to celebrate.
Dallas Morning News
November 19, 2009, 12pm PST
St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.
Fast Company
November 18, 2009, 11am PST
One doctor has begun advising her patients to simply take a walk in the park to improve their overall health. And as she describes in this article, she's not alone.
The Washington Post
November 11, 2009, 6am PST
Cities around the world are finding that turning industrial ruins into green public space is far more cost effective and fun than tearing them down.
The Walrus
October 22, 2009, 5am PDT
Without even a hint of sarcasm, the National Park Trust is planning to give an award to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for protection of public lands.
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2009, 11am PDT
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at a collaborative effort in New York City to get immigrant populations better engaged in the city's public parks.
Urban Omnibus
October 16, 2009, 6am PDT
U.S. cities added 5,000 new acres of parkland over the past year, according to a new study by the Trust for Public Land.
Sustainable Cities Collective
October 2, 2009, 8am PDT
Ken Smith won an international design competition to turn a 1,300 acre former military base in Orange County, CA into an urban park to rival Central Park in NY. His plan is ambitious, and could be sunk by politics and finances.
The Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2009, 8am PDT
A broad new plan has been unveiled in Oklahoma City. Included in the plan is a new 70-acre downtown park and a raft of transit improvements.
The Oklahoman