Parks

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
September 22, 2009, 6am PDT
Last Friday was Park(ing) Day 2009, a growing movement where city parking spaces are transformed into miniature parks as a comment on public space (and the lack thereof). Here's a glimpse into Seattle's version.
Northwest Hub
September 22, 2009, 5am PDT
New parks are popping up with a quickness in San Francisco, where planners have fast-tracked the conversion of street spaces into pedestrian parks.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
Major environmental groups hope this year's park closures, caused by the California budget crisis, will inspire support for parks at the ballot box next year.
San Jose Mercury News
September 9, 2009, 9am PDT
The city of San Francisco has barricaded two new large swatches of land to be used as part of its Pavement to Parks projects, and is enjoying a flood of support from residents, businesses, politicians, and local educational institutions.
SF Streetsblog
September 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
Neal Peirce says this is a 'bonanza decade' for parks, thanks to the many benefits of parks to cities and a 'wow' factor found in some of the newest parks around the U.S., including St. Louis' Citygarden and Manhattan's High Line Park.
Citiwire.net
September 8, 2009, 12pm PDT
Competition was stiff for prime picnic spots in a Washington, D.C. park this Labor Day, prompting locals to set up as early as 2:30am. Is this an indicator of a growing need for public parks and civic spaces?
The Washington Post
September 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new 50,000 seat amphitheater is being planned for construction in Tel Aviv's new urban park, which was built on top of a garbage dump.
Haaretz
September 4, 2009, 6am PDT
Atlanta's Beltline project is one of the most ambitious transportation plans the city has seen in decades, but the downturn in the economy could wreak havoc on its progress.
The Signal
September 1, 2009, 8am PDT
Plans to create an assessment district near New York City's new High Line linear park have been dropped.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 28, 2009, 2pm PDT
A new report claims that Central Park in New York added $1 billion to the economy in 2007, and the new High Line park added $4 billion in new real estate developments.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 27, 2009, 6am PDT
Unstructured play is a mainstay of childhood. But dense urban areas offer fewer opportunities for free-form playtime, writes Alex Marshall. Kids have to take what they can get, and often it's not much more than an empty parking lot.
Regional Plan Association