Parks

July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub complied a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
Yesterday   WalletHub
Michael Jackson fans in Prague want to build a statue commemorating the musician in the same park that once housed the world's biggest bust of Joseph Stalin. Some locals aren't happy about the plan.
Jul 12, 2010   Der Spiegel
A new linear park project near L.A.'s port seeks to ride the success of New York City's High Line park.
Jul 2, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
The City of Detroit has announced plans to close 77 city parks this summer in an effort to cut costs.
Jul 1, 2010   The Detroit Free Press
The new Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York is opening bit by bit. <em>Places</em> talks with Matthew Urbanski, one of the principal designers behind the park about its design and impact.
Jun 22, 2010   Places
Patrick Arden reports that "No other parks system in America relies as much on other people's money" as New York. Arden examines the public-private partnership, and problems inherent in relying on donations to maintain parks.
Jun 21, 2010   Next American City
A recent Planetizen interview on the relationship between park space and active living got me thinking about what spaces inspire physical activity and what spaces discourage it. Opinion
Jun 12, 2010   By Diana DeRubertis
I have to admit, listening to Peter Lovenheim talk about his book "In the Neighborhood, The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time", spiked my planner's radar. In his novel, the journalist, quite intentionally, well, the title is self-explanatory isn't it? Opinion
Jun 3, 2010   By Melissa Hege
Facing tight budgets, many states are closing or limiting access to their parks and natural resources.
Jun 1, 2010   The New York Times
With one of Philadelphia's best-supported public parks in danger of losing the private funding that keeps it maintained, <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron looks at the sad state of the city's parks.
May 27, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
In Philadelphia, a recent planning school graduate and his friends are attempting to create a pop-up park in East Passyunk using social media and contest winnings as funding tools.
May 24, 2010   Philadelphia Inquirer